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Title:
Growing up wild : bears
Author:
Markle, Sandra.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
30 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Describes different kinds of bear cubs and the changes they go through in their appearance and behavior as they grow up and become successful adult bears.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
930 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 41512.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 3 Quiz: 21074.
ISBN:
9780689818882
Format :
Book

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Are baby black bear cubs really as tiny as a can of soda when they are born? Why do polar bear cubs sometimes ride on their mother's back? Why do grizzly bear cubs get scolded if they stray too far from their mom? Growing Up Wild: BEARS answers all of these questions and others. With stunning color photographs of bear adults and cubs and a clear, accessible text, Sandra Markle invites children to share this special view of wildlife. Curious young readers will delight in this close look at bear cubs as they are born and grow up.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. A one-day-old black bear cub groping blindly along its mother's face, a grizzly cub taking a "scolding" from its irate mom, and a mother polar bear and her two cubs walking in formation on the hunt are among the astounding views of northern bears captured in stellar photography. Accompanying these sharply focused, intimate shots is a text rich in facts about black, brown, grizzly, and polar bears--their lives as cubs, their keen senses, the nurturing and instruction they receive, the skills they learn, and the dangers they face. There are also some amusing factual asides. With its engaging photos and detailed text, this selection from the Growing Up Wild series is a superlative addition to nature shelves. --Ellen Mandel


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-This book is loaded with clear, engaging, and realistic full-color photos. The text opens with a picture of a day-old black bear, tiny and bald, climbing on its mother's snout. There is a shot of a family of grizzlies eating salmon, one of polar bear cubs using their mother as a heating pad, and one of a black bear cub clinging to a tree trunk. Like Diane Swanson's Bears (Gareth Stevens, 1998), the text is accessible and filled with details that will interest children. Although it occasionally lists toward cuteness, the presentation is nonetheless factual and informative. An appealing addition to nature sections.-Randi Hacker, Montgomery Elementary School, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.