Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo A Central Park Adventure is about a polar bear who feels that she has nothing to do. She wishes she wasn't trapped in her metal cage and so she escapes. The poem takes you through her adventures as she explores the zoo. She encounters sea lions, monkeys, the Delacorte Clock, and the carousel. Polarity discovers that being outside her cage isn't exactly what she pictured it would be like, and eventually she heads back to her cage. She ends up getting a really big surprise after she returns when a zookeeper announces that her cage will be replaced with a more natural environment to make her place feel even more like home.
We love reading at our house so Monkey was really excited to see a brand new book to read. Monkey absolutely loves books that have poems and rhymes so this book was huge hit with him. The age recommendation for this book is 3 - 8 years old. Even though Monkey is not quite 3 years old, he sat still for me to read the entire book. After we were done, he had fun looking through the book at the beautiful illustrations.
I was really impressed with poem lyrics and the illustrations. It was an enjoyable book for me to read, and I feel that this book is definitely one that would be great to have in your book collection. This was a great book to read during our letter "B" week because I got to teach about bears to my child. I will be reading this book over and over again with Monkey!
The following information was taken off of the polarity bear website:
Meet the Author:
Sue de Cuevas has been telling children's stories all her life, but this is the first one she wrote down. As Sue Lonoff, she spent thrity years as a teacher and administrator at Harvard University, retiring in 2011. She also writes scholarly books and articles and is a specialist on the Brontë sisters.
Meet the Illustrator:
Wendy Rasmussen developed a passion for drawing people and animals as a child growing up in rural New Jersey. After graduating from Drew University with a B.A. in biology and art, she worked as an art director in the advertising industry for 14 years. In 1989 she became a full-time freelance illustrator and established Mill Race Studio. She has illustrated over 25 books, most of which involve animals.
You can get Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo here. It is $17.95.
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