Synopses & Reviews
Your favorite little polar bear in a BIG board format.
What makes Lars, the little polar bear, so special? Stories that "incorporate the unexpectedness of life events, the power of experiences to help form personal values, and the importance of both friendly help and self-reliance." (School Library Journal) Now available as a 9x9 "lap edition" board book!
It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice crack, doesn't feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole - he doesn't realize that his adventures have just begun.
While hunting with his father, a young polar bear drifts out to sea and ends up in a jungle where a friendly hippopotamus helps him return home.
About the Author
Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18