Friday, 20 September 2013

Review: 'Polar Star' by Sally Grindley

Polar Star, by Sally Grindley, Illustrated by John Butler, 1997, Peachtree, $15.95, hardbound, 28 pages. Category/Genre: animals. Cover: realistic. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

Polar Star is the lovely story of a polar bear and her two cubs, Snowball and Snowflake. Polar Star gives birth to the cubs whilst hibernating one winter, and soon they become mischievous bundles of fur as they follow their mum in search of food and shelter. 

John Butler's excellent artwork shows the cubs playing, the mother hunting and playing herself, and the mother and a hungry male bear battling it out. 

This is an exciting read, but everything turns out all right in the end. 

Note: there is some blood, and the death of a seal, as well as some pictures of two very angry polar bears, so you may want to read the book before your young ones get to it.  

If you like this one, try: Pi-shu the Little Panda, by John Butler. 

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