Article Title

Polar Bear Night


Kati Penovich


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Lauren Thompson, Stephen Savage, Animals, Nature, Snow, Polar Bears, Bedtime, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


On a cold, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her den. Her mother is still sleeping, but she feels drawn to go outside. The curious little polar bear wanders past walruses, seals, and whales. Everyone is sleeping but her. An expectant hush covers the snowy landscape, and still she keeps walking. Finally, the cub finds herself on a snowy hill where she witnesses a beautiful star shower that illuminates everything around her. The little polar bear watches in awe and then, sleepy once more, returns to her mother in their warm, safe den.