Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska

Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska

by Cherie B. Stihler, Erik Brooks
     
 

A polka-playing band of ten polar bears gathers on an iceberg that's big enough to serve as a stage. The music strikes up, when suddenly-SNAP-a chunk of the iceberg breaks off, and one of the bears floats away. Then-BOINK-must be warming up because another piece of the ice and another musician just crashed off the side. Can you imagine a polka band without the tuba

Overview

A polka-playing band of ten polar bears gathers on an iceberg that's big enough to serve as a stage. The music strikes up, when suddenly-SNAP-a chunk of the iceberg breaks off, and one of the bears floats away. Then-BOINK-must be warming up because another piece of the ice and another musician just crashed off the side. Can you imagine a polka band without the tuba? Counting backwards, the band is eventually reduced to—none. But fear not, the bears push their pieces of the iceberg back together, and the show goes on!

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From the Publisher
"Playful words, fun illustrations, and a bouncing rhythm help young readers learn to count. The story includes a gentle conservation message."
—Polar Bears International
Global warming finally puts on a slightly happy face with this "countdown" polar polka children's book. As the picture book, ten polar bear musicians gather on an iceberg stage. Their concert has scarcely begun when a chunk of the iceberg snaps off, sending one bear into the drink. The crackles and falls continue, landing polar bear after polar bear into the icy Arctic waters. Eventually, the countdown reaches its inevitable: Not one furry musician is left standing. A reverse counting book with a kid-friendly message.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570615207
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
534,274
Product dimensions:
10.86(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Elementary school teacher Chérie Stihler lives in Fairbanks, AK. Erik Brooks’ other books include The Practically Perfect Pajamas. He lives in Winthrop, WA.

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