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  • ISBN: 0544057392
  • ISBN: 9780544057395
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; New York : Harcourt Children's Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: "In this picture book about exploring the big snowy world, a tiny polar bear learns that she can be brave--especially with Mom close by"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 November #2
    A great deal of warmth permeates this lovely story of the cold arctic and a polar bear cub's first exploration outside the cave in which he was born. The golden tinge given to his and his mother's fur plays off the cool blues and greens Cepeda uses to depict snow, sea water, and the aurora borealis. Playful movements and the swirl of Cepeda's thickly applied paint will lead little eyes through cub's adventures slipping down icy slopes and running across the ice as he pursues a fox and a seal. The picture book's simple plot—the cub loses sight of his mom in the great wide open and thereby realizes the nature of the world's vastness—ends reassuringly for lap-sitters when the two are reunited. The message mother bear delivers ("The world is big. I'll be close by till you're big, too") is comforting, as is the final frame depicting mother and child curled together in sleep. A nice addition to collections for the youngest tots, who will agree with Thomson that "Cub's world was good." Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sarah L. Thomson is a former children's book editor who now writes books for young readers from her home in Maine.
Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many vibrant and popular picture books, including The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison. He lives in Southern California.

Subject: Polar bear Juvenile fiction
Polar bear Fiction
Bears Fiction
Animals Infancy Fiction
Animals Infancy
Mother and child
Polar bear
Genre: Juvenile works.

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