Synopses & Reviews
Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. Theyandrsquo;re big. They eat things. Theyandrsquo;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 bearandrsquo;s habits and habitatandmdash;from glacier mice to the northern lightsandmdash;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, Sophieandrsquo;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, sheandrsquo;s ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto.
The Bear Report showcases the power of curiosity and imagination to fill any blank canvas, whether itandrsquo;s an incomplete homework assignment or the Arctic ice.
andquot;Gorgeous to look at and a tummy tickler to read, this is a very fine book indeed.andquot;
About the Author
Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo, an ALA-ALSC Notable Book hailed by Kirkus as andldquo;riotous buffooneryandrdquo; in a starred review. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising. She lives in Brooklyn.