From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4. Lovely acrylic paintings accompany this informative and lyrical text that focuses on a mother polar bear and her two cubs. The blue-gray palette perfectly evokes the frozen and forbidding landscape that the animals travel through after leaving their snug winter den. Polar bear diet, habitat, and parenting behavior are smoothly integrated into the satisfying narrative. Miller's focus on the cubs and their interaction with their mother adds an important dimension to the story. This title is more informative than Joanne Ryder's White Bear, Ice Bear (Morrow, 1989), though the style of illustration is remarkably similar. Thor Larsen's fine Polar Bear Family Book (North-South, 1996) is for older readers. Libraries that have both of these titles might want to add copies of A Polar Bear Journey instead of replacing the Ryder book. Collections needing a well-written nonfiction book will find this a useful purchase.?Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
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"Lovely acrylic paintings accompany this informative and
lyrical text. . . . Polar bear diet, habitat, and parenting behavior
are smoothly integrated into the satisfying narrative.”"--School Library Journal