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Children's LiteratureOrphan polar bear cubs were rescued in northern Alaska, and the San Diego Zoo offered them a home. Subtitled, "Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo," this nonfiction story follows their growth and experiences. A map on the first page shows where they were found in relation to the zoo in San Diego. Wonderful photographs on each page reveal the bears in all stages of their growth. A simple text in bold print on each page explains their story. On the same page, in smaller print, is additional information for more advanced readers. The cubs experience their first beds in small puppy crates, their first swim in a pool, and then their new outdoor habitat. We learn that when the twins first saw their small pool in the zoo hospital, they were scared of it. Many details about their adjustment and their close relationship provide an endearing insight into their lives. They are given names, Tatqiq and Kalluk, which reflect their Alaskan homeland. We find out how the bears play with their tools and toys. The underwater photographs are especially interesting, and the photos of the bears at play are fun. This book will appeal to children of all ages. 2006, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, Ages 4 to 8.