Wild About Bears

Wild About Bears

Wild About Bears

This comprehensive look at the world’s eight bear species focuses first on common physical traits and behaviors before profiling each bear. Discover the habits and habitats of the polar bear, brown bear, American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda and marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world.

From School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—There are only eight species of bears on Earth, and Brett examines each of them. Opening spreads discuss general physical traits and behavior; a double-page chapter is then devoted to each species. Many facts are scattered throughout the captions for the art as well as in the main text, but font sizes help guide readers' eyes to keep the text from becoming overwhelming. The watercolor illustrations depict the bears' habitats as well as behaviors, and a world map indicates their range. A useful addition.—Susan E. Murray, formerly at Glendale Public Library, AZ

From Booklist
In her latest informative picture book, Brett shows not only how varied the world’s eight species of bears are but also how much they have in common. In a...

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