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Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Beauty of Polar Bears

Did you know that polar bears  are black, not white? This amazing fact comes from this week's curriculum tie-in, Polar Bears by Mark Newman. Here's the passage: "Under all that warm thick fur their skin is totally dark. The fur itself is made up of clear hollow hairs....that contain no color whatsoever." This is the first children's book by the photographer, Mark Newman. His work has appeared in National Geographic.

The photography in this picturebook is beautiful and I can recommend it for fast facts about polar bears.


  1. Every kid loves polar bears and I'm sure the photos are just amazing in this one! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'll have to get some mileage out of that amazing fact over the next few weeks!

  3. Nice, that is indeed an interesting fact. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Wow! If the photograph on the cover is any indication of the quality, I would love to read this book. The picture is stunning! Thanks for sharing!