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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.