HUSH LITTLE POLAR BEAR by Jeff Mack

HUSH LITTLE POLAR BEAR

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

A sweet metaliterary journey takes a girl and her stuffed polar bear on a fanciful trip through a variety of terrains before they return to her bedroom. The adventure begins on the title page, where readers see the wide-eyed little girl sitting in bed, holding the very book they are reading. The child addresses her bear directly in verse, each page turn revealing a bright, new, softly rounded landscape: “Swing through the trees from a dangling vine. / Forge through a desert where stars shimmer and shine.” Careful readers will spot the little girl following the fuzzy white bear along, watching from behind trees and hills as the broadly smiling bear enjoys each moment. Mack’s genial, soft-edged bear is the star attraction in this lulling tale; the verse abets each page turn but definitely takes second billing to the images. Children will find it a literal breath of fresh air as the peripatetic bear crawls in the window to curl up on the now-slumbering girl’s pillow. In a world full of bedtime books, this one has a place. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59643-368-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Neal Porter/Roaring Brook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2008




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