Friday, October 26, 2018

Baby Bear's Adoption - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

One winter day, Braden and Finley hike into the woods with their wildlife scientist dad and his team to tag a mamma bear who just had cubs. The tag makes it easy to find the mamma bear in the summer when the team gets a call about an orphaned bear cub that needs a new family. But will the mama bear adopt this new cub as one of her own? The story is based on orphaned black bear cub rescue efforts by Michigan DNR.

My Review:

I'm always excited when Arbordale Publishing releases new books each season.  The company has recently released four new books, with Baby Bear's Adoption being one of them.

A fictional story based on true events, Baby Bear's Adoption tells of two children who go on a snowshoe hike with their father one wintry day.  They happen upon a bear den, and the father figure (who is a wildlife biologist) explains bear behavior and how they track bears by outfitting them with collars.

While exploring the den, they realize that there's a mother bear with her two babies.  Illustrations show biologists checking the health of the mother.  They then leave the animals alone and go back about their business.  Then summer comes around and the father gets a call of a baby cub in distress.  The ensuing story tells of how the cub is rescued and becomes adopted by the mother bear they had encountered earlier that winter.  It's an interesting story, told in first-person form, of one of the many benefits of tracking bears.

The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book further educates readers with the Black Bear Life Cycle, Stages of Bear Hibernation, Furry Fun Facts, and Q&A with Bear Biologist, Mark Boersen.  If your child is even the least interested in bears, they'll definitely be interested in this book!

Baby Bear's Adoption is a Fall 2018 release from Arbordale Publishing.

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40 comments:

Betty2222 said...

Panda bears are my favorite

LesleyfromWI said...

I like polar bears

bison61 said...

I like the polar bears

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John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with which bear you like best - grizzly, polar, or panda." I like any bear best. I don't think I'd enjoy a big, mean bear right in front of me, though. I suspect I'd like a Pooh Bear best of all!

Lauryn Rescoe said...

My favorite bear is the Polar bear! Of course, they are all pretty amazing creatures.

Jan Lee said...

I love panda bears :) The first 'teddy bear' I had was a panda bear!

Teresa Kunberger said...

I love polar and panda bears they are beautiful!!

Derek Miller said...

I love polar bears and it tears at my heart a bit to see what is happening to their habitat.

Kristen said...

Who could pick? They're all wonderful!!

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

Polar bears are my favorite!

lildevilgirl22 said...

I like pandas

Angie Church said...

both panda bear and koala bears I find super cute and interesting

Michelle Elizondo said...

I love Panda bears the most as they are huggable and like sugar canes.

slb3334 said...

I like grizzly bears the best.

Unknown said...

I love Panda bears because they are so loveable.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like polar bears.

Anne Higgins said...

The Grizzly bear is my favorite due to having seen one too close while on a trip. Its hair was so BEAUTIFUL!

Brittany Steuart said...

i like panda bears. My daughter loves them too.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I love panda bears, and used to spend hours at the National Zoo watching the pandas there back in the late 80s/early 90s.

JJAY100 said...

I like the Polar Bear the best

Leela said...

Panda Bear.

Ken Ohl said...

Love the Panda Bear

lfhpueblo said...

I think Panda Bears are the cutest ones.

msrodeobrat said...

I like panda bears
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Antoinette M said...

I like pandas.

Jenni Cavallaro said...

I've always loved Pandas, I think they are so unique looking. - Entering as Jennifer Keating

susan1215 said...

I love Panda Bears, they are cute and I would feel safe if I cam in contact with them.

Stacy said...

I like polar bears the most and worry about their future.

tigerboke said...

Polar bears are my absolute favorite!

Laura said...

It's so hard to choose! Polar bears I guess!

SharonC said...

Polar bears would be my favorite

bluecat said...

I'd have to pick polar bears.

David said...

Love Pandas
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wen budro said...

Hmmm......I will go with polar bears as my favorite. They are so wild and huge.

saturdaynightfever said...

Panda!

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purplepassion126 said...

Panda

Kathy Pease said...

I love panda bears the best

yellowlabs said...

I really like Polar bears.

Charlene S. said...

I like panda bears the best.

Philip Lawrence said...

I like the panda since they are so cute.