Polar Bear Morning (Hardcover)
A polar bear cub explores her artic world and finds something new--a friend. Companion to New York Times Best Illustratedbook /New York Times bestselling book.
On a chill, bright morning, a polar bear cub awakes inside her cozy den. She hears the seagulls' far-away calls and clambers out into the day.
Suddenly a snowy something tumbles down a little snow hill. She sees a snowy face, snowy paws, and snowy fur. What can it be?
Thrilling words and glowing pictures make this morning-time tale of first friendship as satisfying as a warm hug.
About the Author
Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT. She is also the author of THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED and BALLERINA DREAMS: A TRUE STORY. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Robert, and their son, Owen. You can visit her website at www.laurenthompson.net. Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the highly acclaimed and award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT, written by Lauren Thompson, as well as the creator of WHERE'S WALRUS? He creates illustrations for a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their daughter.
Polar Bear Night
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor award winner
A New York Times bestseller
"A new year, a new day. For very young children, there really isn’t much difference. Each morning seems to bring a whirlwind of emotion and possibility, hope and disappointment. And it takes a good long while to get to bedtime. Three new picture books honor the boundaries, as so many picture books do, of the 24-hour lifetimes of young children.
"Thompson and Savage follow up Polar Bear Night (2004) by giving the polar bear cub from the first book another chance to explore her surroundings, as well as make a new friend. Savage’s linocuts, with their round shapes and creamy sunrise palette of pinks and blues, are once again showstoppers (a spread in which the bear and her new friend enjoy a perfect quiet moment under the sea is especially nice), while Thompson’s restrained prose conveys plenty about the pleasures of companionship." - Publishers Weekly starred review
“This bedtime story will captivate young listeners; it sparkles just like ice crystals on a moonlit night.”–Kirkus Reviews
Santa and the Christmas Magic
“Readers, like Santa, will feel the magic, too.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“…this gentle and lovely book is sheer enchantment.”–School Library Journal
“Thompson's quiet text captures the story's breath-held hush of anticipation…”–Horn Book
Named a Best book of the year by:
Horn Book (Fanfare)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A Blue Ribbon book)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
“Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Savage's stylish digitally created illustrations feature clean shapes, strong lines, and solid blocks of color. The graphically appealing scenes are easy to read, allowing even the youngest viewers an opportunity to interpret the action.”–Horn Book, starred review
“The walrus' delicately absurd mimicry provides plenty of point-and-giggle moments in this understated but considerably charming bit of irreverence.”–Booklist