Adrift (Hardcover)

An Odd Couple of Polar Bears

By Jessica Olien, Jessica Olien (Illustrator)

Balzer + Bray, 9780062451774, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Perfect for fans of Goodnight, Already! and You Will Be My Friend, this is a classic and quirky story of finding friendship where you least expect it, from the author/illustrator of The Blobfish Book and Shark Detective.

Karl and Hazel are polar bears. They are not friends.

Until . . . CRAAACCKKK!

Of all the polar bears, Karl is stuck with one who doesn’t like to talk.

Of all the polar bears, Hazel is stuck with the one who talks too much.

And now they’re drifting out to sea together. . . .

 

Also includes fun facts and resources about polar bears and the Arctic.



About the Author

Jessica Olien is a writer, illustrator, and native midwesterner now living in Brooklyn. Her cartoons have been published by the New Yorker and her writing for grown-ups has been published in Slate, the Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Marie Claire, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of Shark Detective!, The Blobfish Book, Adrift, Right Now, and When a Tiger Comes to Dinner. Visit her at www.jessicaolien.com.



Jessica Olien is a writer, illustrator, and native midwesterner now living in Brooklyn. Her cartoons have been published by the New Yorker and her writing for grown-ups has been published in Slate, the Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Marie Claire, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of Shark Detective!, The Blobfish Book, Adrift, Right Now, and When a Tiger Comes to Dinner. Visit her at www.jessicaolien.com.



Praise For Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears

“[With a] tongue-in-cheek text…[this is] an offbeat selection for Valentine’s Day...sneak this one into a primary-grade science unit.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“The simple storyline and art complement each other as readers are gently guided to comprehend the folly of judging a book by its cover.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for THE BLOBFISH BOOK: “Delivers big laughs.”
— Publishers Weekly

Praise for SHARK DETECTIVE: “Delightful…the story is strangely inspirational...Many readers will demand further adventures-or imagine them for themselves.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for SHARK DETECTIVE: “Nothing slows the determination of chip-munching Shark in this lively romp through the mean streets. He’s one cool sleuth.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for SHARK DETECTIVE: “Shark is an endearing goofball worth rooting for.”
— Publishers Weekly