The Pesky Polar Bear
Snowy the polar bear has lots of birthday party ideas and is being a bit bossy! Can Zoe help the other animals understand that he just wants to have fun?
The seventh fabulous story in this highly collectible series featuring a go-getting central character, talking animals, compelling story lines and evocative illustrations
- Zoe’s Rescue Zoo – The Pesky Polar Bear
- Author: Amelia Cobb
- Illustrator: Sophy Williams
- ISBN: 9780857634405
- Published by: Nosy Crow
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Amelia Cobb is sadly not a real person, although there is a real author behind the Zoe’s Rescue Zoo stories. If Amelia did exist, we like to think that she’d live by the sea with her two goldfish, Flip and Flop, and write her stories at a small desk by the window, listening to the radio and wearing a brightly-coloured scarf at all times.
Sophy Williams is an award-winning illustrator with twenty-five years experience illustrating children’s books. While still studying, she twice won prizes in the Readers Digest Young Illustrator’s competition and was runner up for the Mother Goose Award for her first picture book.
Being that we had the first book in this series already, and how much my twins had both thoroughly loved it, we already had an idea on what to expect from this book.
They are written in a way that children can easily read and grasp the story while envisioning what is happening within the book. My girls both love to read by themselves, but they also still enjoy me reading to them, so we started off on the journey of The Pesky Polar Bear. For me I found it simply but lovely written and I could see how younger children would love it. Obviously my reading skills are at a different level but I enjoyed reading it to the girls and now my younger son has taken a bit of an interest in me reading it to him.
If you have children just starting the journey on chapter books, then this whole series is one that they (and you) will enjoy. They’re nice stories and ones that they will read again.