Polar Bear Morning

Polar Bear Morning

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By (author) Lauren Thompson, Illustrated by Stephen Savage

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  • Publisher: Scholastic US
  • Format: Hardback | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 272mm x 284mm x 8mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0439698855
  • ISBN 13: 9780439698856
  • Sales rank: 1,561,033

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A polar bear cub explores her artic world and finds something new--a friend. Companion to New York Times Best Illustratedbook /New York Times bestselling 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.

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Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT. She is also the author of THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED and BALLERINA DREAMS: A TRUE STORY. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Robert, and their son, Owen. You can visit her website at www.laurenthompson.net. Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the highly acclaimed and award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT, written by Lauren Thompson, as well as the creator of WHERE'S WALRUS? He creates illustrations for a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their daughter.

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Polar Bear Night A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book A Charlotte Zolotow Honor award winner A New York Times bestseller "A new year, a new day. For very young children, there really isn't much difference. Each morning seems to bring a whirlwind of emotion and possibility, hope and disappointment. And it takes a good long while to get to bedtime. Three new picture books honor the boundaries, as so many picture books do, of the 24-hour lifetimes of young children."Polar Bear Morning" is a sequel of sorts to the previous collaboration between Lauren Thompson ("The Forgiveness Garden," "The Christmas Magic") and Stephen Savage ("Where's Walrus?," "Little Tug"). Their previous effort, "Polar Bear Night," was a bedtime story about a cub wandering outside at night, observing his sleeping neighbors and a star shower before taking to bed himself. This new book likewise features the pure simplicity of Savage's near-monochromatic linocut illustrations, beginning with the icy blues of early dawn before bursting into the warmer brights of polar sunshine. And "Polar Bear Morning," like its predecessor, is a real charmer.Just as "Night" captivated with its hushed solemnity, so "Morning" captures the excitement of daybreak -- the need to "clamber" out of bed, scamper into the "sparkling snow" and gleefully tumble down a little hill. Thompson's text is a concise approximation of preschool vernacular, though lighted by poetry. The words, which tell a modest story of burgeoning friendship and two bears swept along by childhood exploration, join in buoyant harmony with Savage's soft lines and gentle forms. The image of the two new friends diving side by side, eyes blissfully closed, as they leap into the polar sea perfectly encapsulates the bliss of the young at play.In Neil Gaiman's "Chu's Day," a very different bear, this time a panda, begins his day on a foreboding note. "When Chu sneezed, bad things happ