Little Polar Bear and the Pandas
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.
Take a look at our Little Polar Bear Blog Posts:
- An Interview with Hans de Beer
- Taking a Look at the Making of Lars
- Meet the Translator: The Voice of David Henry Wilson
- Lars Takes Action: The Little Polar Bear and Climate Change
Check out the beautiful bookmarks under Teacher’s Resources!
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. While the convention of introducing locales or cultures via tourist can be problematic, Lars’ adventure abroad focuses on China’s natural world and the famous Great Wall, avoiding the pitfall of cultural voyeurism.
Vivian Alvarez, Booklist