cover image The Polar Bears Are Hungry

The Polar Bears Are Hungry

Carol Carrick. Clarion Books, $14 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-618-15962-8

A mother bear emerges from her den with two new cubs by her side in The Polar Bears Are Hungry by Carol Carrick, illus. by her son, Paul Carrick. Dramatic acrylics, such as one of the threesome against an Arctic sunset in lavender and tangerine, accompany a straightforward presentation of the facts (e.g., ""Mother Bear is hungry. She hasn't eaten for months""). An author's note elucidates the details and explains the effect of global warming on the animal's way of life.