Little Polar Bear and the Pandas
A new story featuring the beloved little polar bear— Lars!
The Arctic is teeming with tourists. Little polar bear, Lars, wants to steer clear of humans and their big snow vehicles. But when he catches a whiff of something delicious on their ship, he decides to investigate. Before Lars knows it, he’s on an adventurous trip to China where he meets two lovely pandas. Can these new friends who are so different help him find his way home?
This new story about the beloved little polar bear will delight children and is a great reminder that friends can be found anywhere.
An Interview with Hans de Beer
Taking a Look at the Making of Lars
Large sections of text are frequently broken up by beautiful, wordless pages of illustration that capture the adorable protagonist and gentle drama of his explorations...Lars’ adventure abroad focuses on China’s natural world and the famous Great Wall, avoiding the pitfall of cultural voyeurism.
Vivian Alvarez, Booklist
There is warmth in the illustrations and readers will root for Lars.
School Library Journal
Readers never worry that Little Polar bear won’t find his way home and the lovely illustrations bring the trip to life. A nice addition to the series.
Catherine Coyne, Youth Services Book Review