Markle, Sandra, Waiting for Ice, Charlesbridge, 2012. $15.95. Content: G. Picture book.
An orphaned polar bear struggles to find food. Without a mother to feed her, this young polar bear must fend for herself against other bears that are bigger and stronger. And food is hard to find: due to rising global temperatures. This book is based on a true story of an orphaned polar bear.
It has a unique way of teaching about environmental changes through a touching story of an orphaned polar cub. This book would be a great introduction in teaching a unit on global warming and the effects it has on the animals.
EL (K-3), EL, MS – ADVISABLE; Reviewer: MJB