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From Booklist Part of the Let?s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, this title explores a year in the life of a polar bear, focusing on facts about the animal?s diet, hunting techniques, and habitat. Thomson also covers the impact of global warming on polar bears? food sources, as a shrinking ice pack makes seal-hunting particularly challenging, and the book?s last two pages cover climate change in even more detail, including suggestions for ways that kids can reduce their carbon footprints. A certain amount of anthropomorphism enters the large color illustrations, particularly in the pictures of the polar bear cub that seems more like a small child, albeit with four legs. Still, this is an affecting introduction to polar bears and their threatened existence for young children. Grades 1-3. --Todd Morning --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Read more From the Back Cover Let's-Read-and-Find-Out about Polar BearsThe Arctic might be a bit too chilly for you or me to live there, but it is the perfect home for polar bears. The fur between the pads of their paws keeps them from slipping on the ice. Their skin and blubber are like a warm blanket. But the earth is getting warmer and the ice is melting. Where will the polar bears live? How can we help protect their home? Read and find out! Read more See all Editorial Reviews