If Polar Bears Disappeared

If Polar Bears Disappeared The Freezing Ecosystem In The Far North Of The Globe Is Home To Many Different Kinds Of Animals They Can BeStrong, Like A WalrusTough, Like A LemmingResilient, Like An Arctic FoxBut No Arctic Animal Is As Iconic As The Polar Bear.Unfortunately, The Endangered Polar Bear Is Threatened With Extinction Due To Rapid Climate Change That Is Causing The Ice Where It Hunts Lives To Melt At An Alarming Rate If Polar Bears Disappeared Uses Accessible, Charming Art To Explore What Would Happen If The Sea Ice Melts, Causing The Extinction Of Polar Bears, And How It Would Affect Environments Around The Globe.

Lily Williams is the author and illustrator of the If Disappeared books She grew up in Northern California where she received her B.F.A from California College of the Arts Lily seeks to inspire change, engage audiences, and educate people of all ages with her artwork Her work can be seen in films and books and on the web at lilywilliamsart.com.

[Reading] ➰ If Polar Bears Disappeared  ➸ Lily Williams – Josephfedericonjmet.us
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • If Polar Bears Disappeared
  • Lily Williams
  • 17 July 2017
  • 9781250143198

10 thoughts on “If Polar Bears Disappeared

  1. Bel says:

    A beautifully illustrated book highlighting the dangers of climate environmental change on our planet, highlighting in particular the effects on polar bears Well written and not preachy this is an awesome book for younger and older readers alike.

  2. Inge says:

    Clearly written, easy to understand, engaging and necessary.

  3. Kathy says:

    I fell in love with Lily s first book in this series, If Sharks Disappeared , and my feelings for If Polar Bears Disappeared are no different In this latest release, Lily tackles the difficult topic of climate change and how the disappearance of an apex predator affects all ecosystems, and ultimately, all of us With her thoughtful, informative text and engaging illustrations, the readers are pulled into the plight of polar bears, seals, orcas, fish, caribou, etc I am a big fan of using picture books for all ages even adults and the one thing I believe Lily excels in beyond so many of her peers is her ability to explain the interconnectedness of all living things and the web of life we are all connected to, and how the loss of just one species from that web will have a catastrophic ripple effect across every living thing in it When people start to truly grasp the concept of interconnectedness, they open themselves up to caring about our planet and wanting to make a difference to save it And Lily is right, there is still time to make positive changes and reverse the course we are on The addition of a glossary, a what can you do to help polar bears section, bibliography and information on organizations to get information shows Lily s commitment to furthering positive changes This is a great book to buy for your children or grandchildren, to gift to your local library or school library, or to share with someone who loves polar bears...

  4. Barbara says:

    Using the same approach to climate change that she did in her first book, If Sharks Disappeared, author Lily Williams describes the effects of global warming on various species While some short sighted individuals might see the demise of polar bears as singular, regrettable, of course, but having little impact on other animals and nature, she points out their struggles and what might happen if too much sea ice melts Not only would these resilient and majestic animals be forced to scavenge for food and move into unfamiliar territory, but they would eventually die The loss of polar bears would, in turn, lead to a flourishing ringed seal population since the bears no longer were dining on them But they too would face problems as the result of climate change as would other species as the land in the Arctic also warmed up, making it inhospitable for certain species who would be vulnerable to predators as the result of the loss of their snow cover By the time readers reach the end of the book, they will be emotionally wrung out and concerned about just how close Earth is to the tipping point and whether there is enough time to make the changes that are necessary to stop this from happening In simple but effective text and illustrations that clearly show the domino effect, this book...

  5. Maggie Rappleyea says:

    I think that this book would be most appropriate for first grade and on through elementary school.This is an informational book about the effect of climate change on the Arctic It is well illustrated with many labels The language is simple however, any word that may be outside of a young child s vocabulary is included in a glossary along with a list of recommendations for combating climate change.I believe this is a very approachable text on climate change for young minds It doesn t aim to argue positions, only educate using scientific facts Further, the ending adds hope and motivation for young readers to step forward and inspire change in the world.This could be used in a study of ecosystems that could range from deserts to the arctic ...

  6. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams PICTURE BOOK, NON FICTION Roaring Brook Press, Holtzbrinck , 2018 18.00 9781250143198BUYING ADVISORY EL K 3 , EL OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL AVERAGE The sea ice is melting because of climate change Polar bears depend on the sea ice for hunting, traveling, and caring for their young Less sea ice means less habitat for the plants and animal that live in the polar regions climate change affects all...

  7. Amy says:

    A simplified look at what can happen if Artic ice melts The author starts by looking at Polar Bears, the apex Aric predator but moves through the food chain to explain how the loss of ice and warming of waters will affect all animals and plants in the Artic and ripple out to affect us all The richly colored illustrations depict the animals an...

  8. April Hopkins-Canada says:

    I liked this, but not as much as other books by Lily Williams However, I did like how it was written very clearly and simply, making it easier for younger readers to explore this educational topic I especially like how it also focuses on climate change specifically, rather than some other issues of humanity It gives young children the opportunity to make connections and create their own opinions and conclusions I would ...

  9. Margie says:

    In our region of northern Michigan, the two worst storms of winter 2017 2018 arrived in April This was followed by a summer leaving us categorized with severe drought Then the rains came in September for weeks On the heels of this non stop rain, our first snow arrived on November 10, 2018 and it s here to stay The seasons of my childhood and early adulthood are no longer present Our resilient but fragile planet and its inhabitants are in danger The National Snow Ice Data Center recorded in October 2018 the third lowest extent of ice in the Arctic region between the dates of 1979 and 2018 according to satellite records.The 12 lowest September ice extents over the satellite record have all occurred since 2007 If Polar Bears Disappeared Roaring Brook Press, August 28, 2018 written and illustrated by Lily Williams discusses polar bears, ...

  10. Tracy Holland says:

    This is a new series, one that I really like In this nonfiction piece, the author highlights the circle of life, and what happens when the apex species, the polar bear, is removed from he environment due to human behavior This is a very timely, tangible read for ...

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