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The Bear Report

by Thyra Heder

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This is such a cool book that teaches kids about polar bears in a fun way. It reminded me so much of [b:The Polar Bear|28957063|The Polar Bear|Jenni Desmond|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1459328213s/28957063.jpg|49182779] by Jenni Desmond.

Sophie has to do a book report on polar bears and all she can come up with is that they're big, mean, and they eat things. After a visit with a real polar bear who takes her on a journey through its habitat, she learns much more.

The illustrations are amazing and the story is engaging and educational.

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  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
Sophie’s homework assignment to look up facts to write about polar bears and the Arctic is of NO interest to her. She’s practically falling asleep when she gets a surprise from Olafur, a polar bear who takes her on an adventure that changes her mind and gives her a new perspective on polar bears and the Arctic. This book was wonderful from beginning to end. We’ve all been in that situation when it’s hard to get into a homework assignment. The creativity used to help change Sophie’s mind and get her excited about it was great. The artwork was amazing in this book as well. The Bear Report written and illustrated by Thyra Header, would be appealing to students K-4.
  OnyH. | Jul 22, 2017 |
Sophie is bored by assignment to write about Polar Bears until a bear takes her on an excursion to the artic where she learns to appreciate the animals and the beauty. She comes back ready to save the continent. Beautiful watercolor illustrations enhance the message of northern beauty. This engaging picture book is suitable for K-3 students. ( )
  GayWard | Mar 2, 2017 |
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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Sophie does not want to do her homework, 3 interesting facts about polar bears. Olafur, a polar bear, appears in her room and offers to take her on a journey to his home. The two have adventures in the Artic swimming, eating, and playing. Sophie develops a new appreciation for polar bears and returns inspired to share all that she has learned.

While Sophie does learn facts in the journey, this book is more suited as an engaging springboard or introduction to research projects rather than to be used as an informational text. The illustrations are water color and often have wordless pages filled with images that in a sequence appear to act as a camera zooming in. The story reminded me of the Snowman by Briggs but with more words.
  sherylforsman | Jul 28, 2016 |
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Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. They're big. They eat things. They're mean. What else is there to say about them anyway? As it turns out, plenty. And when a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, she soon learns all about the playful bear s habits and habitat from glacier mice to the northern lights and, despite her first reservations, she finds herself not just interested but excited about the Arctic. When the two are swept out to sea on an iceberg, Sophie s new knowledge and knack for creative thinking pay off in a big way: she calls a whale to their aid! Inspired by her journey, she s ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto.
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Sophie is uninterested in writing a research report on polar bears until a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, where she learns all about the playful bear's habits and habitat, from glacier mice to Northern Lights.

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