Non-Fiction Picture Book: Polar Bears and Penguins

Polar Bears and Penguins by Katharine Hall

Age Range: 4 and up

Series: None

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing (February 10, 2014)

Source: Publisher for review

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Polar bears and penguins may like cold weather but they live at opposite
ends of the Earth. What do these animals have in common and how are
they different? You might see them near each other at a zoo but they
would never be found in the same habitats in the wild. Compare and
contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs.

My Thoughts:

Arbordale Publishing is coming out with some great picture books lately.  Polar Bears and Penguins is a simple compare and contrast book between the two animals.  They both live in frozen climates, but on opposite ends of the earth.

In this book, children will discover facts about polar bears, penguins, and their habitats.  It’s not a long book, and there are only one or two sentences per page.  It’s a good book for kids that are just starting out with non-fiction or that don’t know much about the two animals.  The photographs are beautiful, for the most part.  There is also a section at the end of the book with information about the north and south poles, and how the lives of the polar bears and penguins revolve around the seasons there.  There are quiz questions and extra tidbits of info as well.

This is a good book for the classroom or for homeschoolers, just keep in mind that the information offered is simple, so it’s ideal for the younger grades of elementary.  For extra activities and resources, visit the publisher’s website.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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