Top 50 Reasons to Care About Polar Bears
Enslow Publishers 2010
Grade 5 and up
Did you know that polar bear fur is not actually white but transparent? Or that their skin is black to absorb sunlight? And polar bears can swim more than sixty miles without resting! Read fifty fun facts about polar bears that make these magnificent creatures a species worth saving from extinction and how you can help.
School Library Journal
This is a solid series, and students might be surprised to discover so many complex and varied reasons behind the struggle to save some of the planet's most at-risk creatures. (Animals in Peril series)
Brilliant photographs and a well-written text make this book a must.
This is an excellent way to present a lot of information about one subject in an accessible manner; readers can dip in and out as they choose, but will likely read through the entire book. The writing style is straightforward and engaging, and the text includes an excellent mix of scientific information and interesting factoids. Color photographs and line drawings throughout complement the text nicely. Also includes a call to action for kids to help save the polar bears (reason 50), a glossary, an index, and a list of books and Internet resources for more information about the topic.
TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee
A very useful, and information-packed addition to animal research libraries at upper elementary and middle schools.
Association of Region XI School Libraries
This could be a very good book to use as a supplement to science curriculum while studying endangered animals.