Early one morning at the Denver Zoo, a polar bear gives birth to two tiny babies, then abandons them. The zoo staff must raise the babies, but there are many things they don't know. What foods are best? How much should the cubs eat? Once they figure out the answers, the cubs quickly become healthy, happy young bears. Young readers follow Klondike and Snow as they grow from fragile newborns to large, lively bears, and along the way they'll learn about fractions.
About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda is the author of math picture books about baby zoo animals, including Panda Math and Cheetah Math, as well as several other books about wildlife. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Cindy Bickel has worked at the Denver Zoo for more than thirty years, where she has helped raise many baby animals, including the polar bears Klondike and Snow. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
“This thoroughly enjoyable offering has many worthwhile features, and teachers and children alike can make good use of it.” —School Library Journal
“Though teachers may find ways to relate the math concepts to the curriculum, it's the narrative and appealing color photos that will hold children.” —Booklist
“[A] charming account of two abandoned polar bear cubs.” —Kirkus Reviews