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When their ice floe becomes separated from the mainland, and begins to drift through the sea, three polar bears begin to look for a new home, hopeful to make land before their temporary abode melts altogether. But everywhere they go the current residents are unwelcoming. Will these three ursine refugees ever find a place where they are welcome...?

Inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe, French artist Barroux created this lovely little picture-book which pairs his colorful artwork with a simple tale of three wanderers looking for a home. Barroux has addressed ecological themes in previous picture-books - Where's the Elephant?, Starfish, Where Are You? - so I thought it was appropriate that he examined a human problem through an ecological lens. Casting his refugees as polar bears - which called to my mind the sub-plot involving the polar bears in Philip Pullman's marvelous fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, who flee their arctic home when it can no longer support them - is also an excellent choice, because it allows this story to be interpreted in multiple ways. Read in human terms, it is the tale of refugees who face an unwelcoming world, but read in naturalistic terms, it could be the tale of animals being impacted by climate change. Recommended to all fans of Barroux's artwork, as well as to anyone looking for children's stories that address the refugee experience and/or ecological change. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 12, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 149980444X, Hardcover)

Three lost polar bears search for a new home in this timely book from award-winning French illustrator Barroux.

Life is quiet and peaceful on the ice for three polar bears, until, "CRACK!" The ice breaks, and they drift away. The sea is dangerous, so they need to search for a new home. Then, the polar bears see it . . . Land! They're saved! But the cows there think they are too furry, bearish, and tall, so they don't let them live there. The panda says there's no room on his island (though there clearly is!), and the giraffes pretend not to hear. All the while, their ice floe is getting smaller and smaller until they come to an empty island. A new home, all to themselves! That is, until three lost monkeys who are looking for a new home come along. The bears think about it, and say that they are welcome!

Barroux's beautiful story was inspired by the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and promotes inclusiveness and welcomeness for children!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:28:17 -0500)

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