Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book

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Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book
Polar bears and penguins may like cold weather but they live at opposite ends of the Earth. What do these animals have in common and how are they different? You might see them near each other at a zoo but they would never be found in the same habitats in the wild. Compare and contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 54-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Polar Bears and Penguins is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Katharine Hall
32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades k - 3, F&P: L
Hardcover 9781628552096 $17.95  
Paperback 9781628552188 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628552270 $11.95  
French Paperback 9781643516172 $11.95  
EBook 9781628552546 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628552638 Purchase Here
French EBook 9781643516202 Purchase Here
Keywords:   climate, physical adaptation, adaptations, climate, compare and contrast, geography, habitat, life science, Compare and Contrast Series
Animals in the book:   polar bear, penguins
Vetters:   Thanks to Dr. Carol Landis, co-Principal Investigator on the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears project, for reviewing the accuracy of the information in this book.

Books in this "Compare and Contrast Series" include:


Here, Hall highlights the similarities and differences between two of the most popular ice-dwelling creatures. She starts off by tackling a common erroneous assumption, explaining that the animals live on the opposite poles of the planet. - School Library Journal

Photos of polar bears and of penguins on alternating spreads or pages with a few accompanying lines of simply phrased observations highlight differences between the two creatures - Kirkus Reviews

"Polar Bears and Penguins" helps children compare and contrast cold weather creatures from opposite poles with many detailed, color photos of penguins and polar bears in their frozen habitats at both poles. - Midwest Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

Katharine Hall is a life-long nature lover and avid reader. She hopes the Compare and Contrast series will help children use critical thinking skills to explore and learn about the natural world around them. Katharine has written four books in the series: Amphibians and Reptiles, Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds and Trees. Katharine and her husband live in South Carolina with their dogs and two mischievous cats.


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