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Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) from the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English) to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo in New York with Luna, a female polar bear. This photographic journey beautifully captures the remarkable development of the cub, who initially drinks from a baby bottle, sucks his paw for comfort, and sleeps with a “blankie” as he rapidly grows into the largest land carnivore on earth.
My Comments: My second graders and I LOVED this book. The illustrations and writing is engaging and captivating to young children. Kali is adorable, soft, and fuzzy! We fell in love! As always there are very interesting teaching pages at the end of the book which extends the story. With the Common Core State Standards emphasizing non-fiction reading, Sylvan Dell should be the first place teachers look for interesting, child-friendly, and age appropriate material!
This book was released on March 1, 2014. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.
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