Book Review: Tears for Nanertak


Book Description:

What Happens When Your Home Disappears? For most of us, it’s hard to imagine our home vanishing. But for Nanertak, a polar bear cub, the melting of her Arctic homeland means that she has nowhere to live. She and her mother, Nanuck, are forced to escape. Their exit by iceberg is full of danger – the beginning of an incredible journey of survival. Many tears are shed along the way, but there is unexpected hope for Nanertak’s future…along with a solution to the problem of her disappearing Arctic homeland. Join Nanertak and Nanuck as they search for their new home in this beautiful story that is both educational for children and adults alike.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 12th 2012 by Outskirts Press
My Review:
The book is a wonderfully illustrated children’s book with a serious topic, that of global warming.  It emphasizes the seriousness of the situation to the animals involved.  It would be a good book to discuss the subject with your children but I think with all books we need to be sure children are ready to discuss the topic. Some children may identify with the polar bears and not see beyond their plight to the subject at hand.  The author uses the repetitive word technique for emphasis that I think is very effective.  I would highly recommend that you review the book before sharing with your children, so that you can be prepared for their questions and discussion.  I don’t think this is a book that you can read to them without some type of discussion to follow.
I received a copy of this book for review from the author.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.

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