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Wild About Bears Paperback – March 11, 2014
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Gr 2–5—There are only eight species of bears on Earth, and Brett examines each of them. Opening spreads discuss general physical traits and behavior; a double-page chapter is then devoted to each species. Many facts are scattered throughout the captions for the art as well as in the main text, but font sizes help guide readers' eyes to keep the text from becoming overwhelming. The watercolor illustrations depict the bears' habitats as well as behaviors, and a world map indicates their range. A useful addition.—Susan E. Murray, formerly at Glendale Public Library, AZ --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In her latest informative picture book, Brett shows not only how varied the world’s eight species of bears are but also how much they have in common. In a series of engaging double-page watercolors, Brett depicts bears in various habitats doing their typical activities—hunting, exploring, eating, and sleeping. Fun facts—for example, “The sucking noise of the sloth bear’s snout can be heard from 300 feet away”—are liberally scattered throughout the spreads in a smaller font size. Fully aware of the cuteness factor of cubs, Brett features a mother bear and at least one cub in almost all of her paintings. (And as the section on North American black bears reveals, one mother may give birth to different colored cubs, including some that look like polar bears.) Brett ends her text with the reminder that humans should think about protecting bears and the ecosystems in which they live. Also included in the back matter are a habitat glossary and a map, which shows where in the world the eight species live. Grades K-3. --Abby Nolan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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If your child is curious about bears here's the ideal place to learn some basic facts before you go to the zoo or spend money on a more in depth volume.
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