#2 in the If Animals Disappeared series
aaccessible nonfiction picture book that imagines the consequences of a world without polar bears.
The freezing ecosystem in the far north of the globe is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be
Strong, like a walrus
Tough, like a lemming
Resilient, like an arctic fox
But no arctic animal is as iconic as the polar bear.
Unfortunately, the endangered polar bear is threatened with extinction due to rapid climate change that is causing the ice where it hunts/lives to melt at an alarming rate. This book uses accessible, charming art to explore what would happen if the sea ice melts, causing the extinction of polar bears, and how it would affect environments around the globe.
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North America, the U.K., South Korea
Praise For If Polar Bears Disappeared
“A solid addition to the climate-change canon for those interested in saving a fragile world.”
“Bright, appealing illustrations and an ultimately empowering message provide a much-needed hopeful side to a complex topic.”
– School Library Journal
Awards and Lists
The Cook Prize Semi-Finalist, 2019
The Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award Long List Nominee, 2019
Read Brave Saint Paul Early Grade Pick, 2020