The Little Polar Bear and the Submarine
By Hans de Beer
(NorthSouth, Hardcover, 9780735840300, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
Lars, the little polar bear, loves playing in the snow but this year it has been especially warm and there are only a few hills left which are covered in snow. One day Lars discovers a submarine in the bay and a funny little Dachshund. The Dachshund explains that he and his master sail the world checking how much of the ice has melted away.
The Dachshund says that two polar cubs are also aboard the submarine, bound for a zoo! Brave Lars decides sneak on board, rescue them and bring them back to their parents.
Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18 languages!
"The softly colored illustrations will help readers comprehend the plot and the story's fast-moving action." Praise from School Library Journal for The Little Polar Bear.