Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Moon Bear

Moon Bear

Fall 2010 Non-Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Author: Ed Young
ISBN: 9780805089776
Hardcover Price: $16.99

The endangered Moon Bears are Asiatic black bears with white crescent moon markings on their throats. This book is the story of one year of a female bear's life. The text is in "question-and-answer" format. "Who scratches the birch tree and licks the oozing sap? Hungry moon bear slurping sweetness after months without food."

Via Young's trademark mixed-media collage illustrations, this moon bear, depicted as large and dramatic, lives and moves across darkly-hued double-page spreads. The rhythmic text and the stunning illustrations blend into a splendid whole.

Kemie Nix   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers

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