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Polar Bear Morning

By Lauren Thompson, Illustrated by Stephen Savage
Categories: Pre-school
ISBN: 9780439698856 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-5 Dimensions: 10.32" x 10.34"
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About this book

On a chill, bright morning, a polar bear cub awakes inside her cozy den. She hears the seagulls' far-away calls and clambers out into the day.

Suddenly a snowy something tumbles down a little snow hill. She sees a snowy face, snowy paws, and snowy fur. What can it be?

Thrilling words and glowing pictures make this morning-time tale of first friendship as satisfying as a warm hug.


Polar Bear Night

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book

A Charlotte Zolotow Honor award winner

A New York Times bestseller


“This bedtime story will captivate young listeners; it sparkles just like ice crystals on a moonlit night.”–Kirkus Reviews

Santa and the Christmas Magic

“Readers, like Santa, will feel the magic, too.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“…this gentle and lovely book is sheer enchantment.”–School Library Journal

“Thompson's quiet text captures the story's breath-held hush of anticipation…”–Horn Book

Where's Walrus

Named a Best book of the year by:
Kirkus Reviews
Horn Book (Fanfare)
Publishers Weekly
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A Blue Ribbon book)

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner


“Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Savage's stylish digitally created illustrations feature clean shapes, strong lines, and solid blocks of color. The graphically appealing scenes are easy to read, allowing even the youngest viewers an opportunity to interpret the action.”–Horn Book, starred review

“The walrus' delicately absurd mimicry provides plenty of point-and-giggle moments in this understated but considerably charming bit of irreverence.”–Booklist

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