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Paperback Details
  • 11/2014
  • 978-0692220962
  • 30 pages
  • $8.15
Hardcover Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-0985398835
  • 30 pages
  • $22.85
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 11/2014
  • B00Q0OCRA6
  • 30 pages
  • $3.01
Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Stories Without Words Book 1)

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

(Arctic Humor, sports) “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga). Cement vocabulary by describing the action. Snow story by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series]); 30-pg, 8"x10"; Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Stories Without Words series © Nov. 2014 PremioBooks.com), Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Amazon, EBSCO, Follett, iBooks. LCCN: 2014947746, JUV002030, Hard ISBN: 978-0985398835, Soft ISBN: 978-0692220962 (ebook: 9781311262097)
Reviews
In a charming wordless story, a polar bear climbs aboard a boat and hitches a ride down to Antarctica. After clambering up onto an ice sheet, the bear spies three distant shapes that resemble bowling pins and begins to roll a snowball. Readers may guess (correctly) that the bowling pins are actually penguins, and after one of them gets hit by the polar bear’s first throw, the birds pummel the bear with snowballs that pile up to create an igloo to trap him. Sanborn’s cartooning is full of these kinds of rapid-fire gags, which give the animals’ back-and-forth games the feel of classic cartoon battles between the likes of Tom and Jerry or Sylvester and Tweety. It’s all in good fun, though, and eventually the bear uses his bulk to create a bowling lane that they can all play on—one that uses pins made of snow, not birds. The story ends abruptly (a seal pops up in the bowling lane, suggesting a new player may be joining the party), but the polish and physical comedy of Sanborn’s images more than compensate. Ages 4–8. (BookLife)
Formats
Paperback Details
  • 11/2014
  • 978-0692220962
  • 30 pages
  • $8.15
Hardcover Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-0985398835
  • 30 pages
  • $22.85
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 11/2014
  • B00Q0OCRA6
  • 30 pages
  • $3.01

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