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Polar Polka

Counting Polar Bears in Alaska (PAWS IV)

Cherie Stihler, Erik Brooks (Illustrator)


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A polka-playing band of ten polar bears gathers on an iceberg that's big enough to serve as a stage. The music strikes up, when suddenly-SNAP-a chunk of the iceberg breaks off, and one of the bears floats away. Then-BOINK-must be warming up because another piece of the ice and another musician just crashed off the side. Can you imagine a polka band without the tuba? Counting backwards, the band is eventually reduced toÉnone. But fear not, the bears push their pieces of the iceberg back together, and the show goes on!

Praise For Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska (PAWS IV)

"Playful words, fun illustrations, and a bouncing rhythm help young readers learn to count. The story includes a gentle conservation message."
—Polar Bears International

Little Bigfoot, 9781570615207, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2008

About the Author

Chérie B. Stihler is an elementary school teacher and the author of other picture books set in Alaska, like The Giant Cabbage: An Alaska Folktale and Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska. She lives in Fairbanks, AK.

Erik Brooks is an illustrator and writer of children's books who lives in Winthrop, Washington. His other books include The Practically Perfect Pajamas.