Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Last Polar Bears by Harry Horse

Grandfather is going to the North Pole to visit with the last polar bears.  It shouldn't be a bad trip, should it?

Peachtree Publishers sent me a copy of this hardbound children's book for review (thank you).  It's currently available at your local bookstore, and you should run down and get a copy - it's delightful!  It's written for those just beginning chapter books, but I think this book is going to go in my personal collection.  I love it too much to let it go.

Grandfather sneaks out at night to go on his adventure because he knows his daughter wouldn't let him go.  He takes the dog Roo and a golf cart of supplies.  And the whole story is written in letter form - from Grandfather to his Grandchild.  That form was part of what appealed to me.  It makes the chapters short and sweet and would work very well for read aloud.

The dog, Roo, has some interesting habits and talks back.  The cabin they live in has wolves all around.  They have some close encounters, will they ever find the polar bears?

It's an outlandish adventure with intriguing characters and I'm sure children will love reading it again and again.  Do get a copy - it's too good to let go by.

Happy reading!

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