Baby Polar by Yannick Murphy

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Baby Polar loves cuddling up with Mama Polar--until the snow starts to fall. Then he wants to play! He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard, though, Baby Polar knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white. Where could Mama Polar be?

Award-winning author Yannick Murphy's tender, lyrical story and acclaimed artist Kristen Balouch's vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitment and wonder of a young child's first independent adventure.


About Yannick Murphy

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Yannick Murphy's first children's book was Ahwoooooooo! She has received the Whiting Writers Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her writing for adults. She lives with her family in Vermont and you can read more about her at Balouch was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and the winner of the the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for her first book, The Mystery Bottle. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at
Published November 16, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A storm is coming, but this baby polar bear wants to play.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Baby Polar

Publishers Weekly

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A baby polar bear finds refuge underneath the warm body and four legs of his mother, Mama Polar: “He didn’t feel the icy wind there.

Nov 09 2009 | Read Full Review of Baby Polar

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