When I was in middle school we watched a lot of videos for our geography class. Like the rest of my classmates I enjoyed these movies because it meant there was little to no actual classwork for that period and I could catch up on homework from another class or in some cases, if I was really brave, lay my head down and catch a few winks. Of course, there were the odd days that these videos were shown when I’d actually perk up and pay attention, especially if the videos had animals in them. Some of my favorite periods of Geography were when they showed clips from Antarctica or one time we watched a video about wildlife in Alaska. If there’s one thing I love more than animals it’s cold weather, so, two in one video was a good day for me.
One of my favorite animals from when I was a kid was the Polar Bear. It probably all started when we visited my local Zoo and were able to see the Polar Bear on exhibit there. This was years ago of course but I still have some pretty vivid memories of when I was a child. Seeing the Polar Bear was one of those such memories. It should come as no surprise that when I was given the chance to partner with National Geographic to review the book Polar Bear Rescue, I was eager for it to arrive so I could share my old love with my children.
National Geographic Kids Mission: Polar Bear Rescue is best suited for children ages 10 and up but can be read to younger audiences, especially if you have a little one who is eager to learn and expand on their reading skills. It has 107 pages of beautiful photographs and information about Polar Bears that the entire family will enjoy. Polar Bear rescue encourages young animal lovers to get up close to these adorable but powerful bears and the real life challenges that they face. Kids are introduced to real life Polar Bears to learn about their world in more detail. Young readers will enjoy finding out facts about their habitat, challenges and successes. Polar Bear Rescue helps shed light on the lives of these creatures and will inspire your young reader to join the fight to save them from the endangered species list!