Once again Lars and his friends show how teamwork can bring a happy ending to any story. Three polar bear bullies keep harassing Lars and his buddies, chasing them away from wherever they are having fun. But when Lars and Robbie, a seal, sneak through a secret tunnel of ice, they find an abandoned, wrecked ship the perfect place for them to play. Of course, the bullies cannot leave them alone for long, and so they come to break up the fun. Lars and Robbie use their wits to stake out the territory for themselves, though, and win the ship for their friends. Soft, colorful backgrounds fill the pages, with lines as gentle as the characters they create. This is part of the "A little polar bear story" series, based on books by Hans de Beer. It includes two pages of adorable stickers depicting the characters from this and other stories about Lars. 2003, Night Sky Books, Ages 6 to 9.
Cherie Ilg Haas