- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: October 6, 2015
- Price: $17.95
- Trim Size: 9 x 10
- ISBN: 1-4197-0783-3
- EAN: 9781419707834
- Page Count: 48
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
- Rights: World/All
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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.
The Bear Report showcases the power of curiosity and imagination to fill any blank canvas, whether it’s an incomplete homework assignment or the Arctic ice.
STARRED REVIEW— Kirkus Reviews
"Gorgeous to look at and a tummy tickler to read, this is a very fine book indeed."
"Lush watercolor illustrations create a breathtaking setting shown from a variety of perspectives that capture the vastness and beauty of the region. The true details of the place become as fantastic as the fantasy elements of the plot... VERDICT Those inspired by the visuals and details may want to seek out more information on the Arctic and its wildlife."— School Library Journal
About the author
Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo, an ALA-ALSC Notable Book, The Bear Report and the forthcoming Alfie: a picture book about the friendship between a girl and her pet turtle told from both points of view, available Fall 2017. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising and lives in Brooklyn.