cover image You Can Do It!: A Little Polar Bear Story

You Can Do It!: A Little Polar Bear Story

Susan Hill, Susan Hill Long. NorthSouth, $3.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-1-59014-104-5

Hans de Beers's books about the Arctic cub inspire a quartet of novelty Little Polar Bear Stories, adapted by Susan Hill Long, illus. by DiCicco Studios. In I Found You! Lars the polar bear cub visits the jungle and plays hide-and-seek with his friend Henry, a hippo. A liftable flap extends each spread and reveals an additional friend. In the second, Where Is Mother?, the hero follows various sets of footprints (their owners are revealed with a lift of the flap) in search of his mother. The last pair of titles provides two pages of stickers with which readers can illustrate the story. Lars and friends try to teach snow goose Pieps how to fly in You Can Do It! and discover an old shipwreck in The Secret Hideout.