There is a polar bear in the snow. Where is he going?
About Mac Barnett
Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. His books Extra Yarn and Count the Monkeys were past Ladybug Picture Book nominees. His website is https://www.macbarnett.com/
About Shawn Harris
Shawn Harris is an award-winning creator of books for kids. His authorial debut was Have You Ever Seen A Flower and was the recipient of a Caldecott Honor. Harris has illustrated a number of other books, including Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, and Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy. He lives in Northern California, where he also likes to write songs, surf, and play racquetball. His website is https://www.shawnharris.info/
Activities & Links
- An interview with the creators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJoMA2PFtDQ
- A video about making the book from the creators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBFBSr1XXIo
- A read-aloud from Where There's a Williams There's a Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LadjEdz5xv4
- The National Museum of Wildlife Art awarded this book the Bull-Bransom Award for excellence in the field of children’s book illustration with a focus on nature and wildlife. Learn more at https://www.wildlifeart.org/news/2021-bull-bransom-award-winner-shawn-harris
- Learn about polar bears at https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/polar-bear
- Check out the other 2022 Ladybug Longlist titles related to animals at https://nhbookcenter.blogspot.com/2022/02/ladybug-longlist-animals-2.html and https://nhbookcenter.blogspot.com/2022/02/ladybug-longlist-animals-1.html
- If you want more books about bears check out Sleep Big Bear Sleep by Maureen Wright or Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya and Melissa Sweet.
- If you want to read another book illustrated with collage consider If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown.