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Children's LiteratureA lonely polar bear lives in a cold, snowy place, and his only friend is a snow cloud. The cloud loves him, but can not play with him; instead, he tries to make someone who can. Unfortunately, none of the animals he creates to be friends with the bear can actually play. Though the polar bear tries throwing snowballs and swimming in the sea and sharing lunch and playing hide-and-seek, his new "friends" are all unresponsive. The polar bear feels sadder and sadder as first the snow owl, then the snow whale, then the snow seal, and finally the snow reindeer all melt away. That is why he is sure that the polar bear he sees is just a snow polar bear—until a snowflake falls onto the new bear, making him sneeze! Jane Cabrera's illustrations are a charming, light-hearted complement to this sometimes solemn story of friendship and longing. Parents need to prepare their most dramatic sneezes; children are sure to request this book again and again! 2002, Random House, Ages 4 to 8.
— Heidi Hauser Green