One Polar Bear
by Crystal Beach
GENRE: Children’s Fiction
One Polar Bear is a delightful rhyming book filled with lovable animals from the Canadian Arctic. Polar Bear is home sick and alone. His many animal friends drop by to cheer him up. This counting story celebrates individuals with a variety of abilities and disabilities, and the text helps teach the numbers one to ten. Canada is a country made up of many peoples and cultures. This book reflects this diversity by featuring the word “welcome” in different languages amongst its pages. One Polar Bear is a wonderful bedtime story and a beautiful way to educate and celebrate the differences in our world.
If you can be anything, be inclusive.
It’s no fun feeling sick and alone. It’s so much better when friends come along. This adorable counting book features a little polar bear who is feeling under the weather. As the animals of the Canadian Arctic learn of his illness, they all come in groups to offer the little one comfort and healing. Three reindeer friends sing carols outside the door. Nine snowy owls leave noodle soup on the ledge. The little guy will soon feel much better from all the love and affection he receives. All the characters in the story look so cuddly. Kids will love it. An added fun bonus to the counting exercise is that the polar bear welcomes all of his friends in different languages from around the world. This is a great little learning book. I give it 5 stars.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Crystal Beach is an adoptive mother and caregiver of two children who have complex medical needs and disabilities. Her children are often represented in her work as strong, caring individuals with special gifts and powers. Her writing projects are intended to ensure financial support for her children’s future care.
Crystal has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her focus is in children’s literature, publishing and journalism. She has had many careers including ten years as a MedA with the Canadian Naval Reserve, training as an EMT and continued studies in developmental psychology.
Her volunteer work has included Girl Guides of Canada and wildlife rescue and rehab.
She and her family live in Regina, Saskatchewan in a simple little house with two giant support dogs.
Crystal Beach will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.