The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond
From Enchanted Lion:
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2016
Following on her gorgeous book, The Blue Whale, Desmond's The Polar Bear is exquisitely rendered, magnificent, and precise, with wonderful storytelling too. A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about bears that engages the reader's interest in amazing facts as well as their deep sense of wonder.