A whimsical picture book about a polar bear in the Arctic and a penguin in Antarctica who cross the American continents to find one another. This educational story is packed with watercolor illustrations and playful rhymes that teach young readers about the natural world and encourage curiosity about travel, animals, and other cultures.
Introduced by a globe-traveling arctic tern, Big the Bear heads south across North America and Little Penguin sets off across South America, planning to meet each other face-to-face in "the middle." Along the way, they make new friends of all kinds, including wolves, bison, monkeys, jaguars, and more, who help them reach their destination. This playful and engaging picture book introduces young readers to the natural wonders that lie between the two ice caps at the North and South Poles. It reminds readers of places that we must preserve in the face of climate change and how interconnected ecosystems help sustain the health of our planet.
Through Big and Little's journey, children will learn about the geography of the Americas, the Arctic, and Antarctica, and about the many diverse and delightful sights along the way. Hardcover for ages 4 to 8.