Monday, December 28, 2015

THE BEAR REPORT by Thyra Heder / Book Review

Written & Illustrated by: Thyra Heder
Published by: Abrams Books
Released on: October 6th, 2015
Purchase from: Abrams Books | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We LOVED It
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. They’re big. They eat things. They’re mean. What else is there to say about them anyway? As it turns out, plenty. And when a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, she soon learns all about the playful bear’s habits and habitat—from glacier mice to the northern lights—and, despite her first reservations, she finds herself not just interested but excited about the Arctic. When the two are swept out to sea on an iceberg, Sophie’s new knowledge and knack for creative thinking pay off in a big way: she calls a whale to their aid! Inspired by her journey, she’s ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto.

The Bear Report showcases the power of curiosity and imagination to fill any blank canvas, whether it’s an incomplete homework assignment or the Arctic ice.

A beautifully illustrated story, The Bear Report will have you falling in love with Sophie, Olafur the Polar Bear, and the Arctic. 

An uniquely told story about Polar Bears, a young girl named Sophie has to give a report on Polar Bears. Without researching them, she writes three things about them. Her three guesses are proved wrong when Olafur, a Polar Bear appears in her room, and takes her on an incredibly adventure to learn about Polar Bears. Sophie soon realizes there is far more to Polar Bears than she ever imagined. A beautiful friendship quickly forms between Sophie and Olafur as she learns more about the ways of the Polar Bears, and their Arctic home. 

This book is visually stunning. I felt like I was getting a sneak peak into the harsh beauty of the arctic through Thyra's beautiful water color illustrations. Her details small and big, really created something unique with Sophie and Olafur's story. Along side Sophie, readers learn about Polar Bears, and their beautiful land they call home. This is a beautiful book, and one I highly recommend picking up. Even if it's just for the illustrations alone, though the story is one that will melt your heart. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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