Baby Polar (Library Binding)

By Yannick Murphy, Kristen Balouch (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618998500, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009



Baby Polar loves cuddling up with Mama Polar--until the snow starts to fall. Then he wants to play He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard, though, Baby Polar knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white. Where could Mama Polar be?

Award-winning author Yannick Murphy's tender, lyrical story and acclaimed artist Kristen Balouch's vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitment and wonder of a young child's first independent adventure.

About the Author

Yannick Murphy's first children's book was "Ahwoooooooo!" She has received the Whiting Writers Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her writing for adults. She lives with her family in Vermont and you can read more about her at Kristen Balouch was a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start and the winner of the the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for her first book, "The ""Mystery Bottle." She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at

Praise For Baby Polar

"This winning tale of mother and child is sweetly circular. The simple text is replete with warmth, humor and gentle suspense; every Baby Polar or child will find something to appreciate here."--Kirkus Reviews "Despite the Arctic chill, it's a cozy vision of family."--Publishers Weekly