Hush Little Polar Bear
ages 4 - 6
2008, Roaring Brook
AN IMPOSSIBLY CUDDLY BABY POLAR BEAR
travels from one magical place to another. "Hush baby polar bear. Sleep in the snow, and dream of the places where sleeping bears go." Readers follow a baby snow-white plush polar bear that has been brought to life by his owner's imagination from the back of a whale with the sea spray surrounding, to a land of tall grass where butterflies float by up into the sky itself...and happily right back through the window into the loving arms of his owner asleep in bed. Mack's lush and lovable illustrations suit the lulling, rhyming text to make a perfect bedtime book sure to leave readers and listeners with warm and fuzzy feelings read after read.
"Begging to be sung, this will be a natural choice for bedtime or teddy-bear-themed storyhours." - School Library Journal
"Giving the child character the speaking rather than the listening part neatly reverses lullaby convention." - Publishers Weekly
"In a world full of bedtime books, this one has a place." - Kirkus