You’re Snug with Me

Publisher: Lantana Publishing

Review

As winter approaches, a polar bear snuggles inside the den she has made in the snowdrifts and waits for her two cubs to be born. When they arrive, they are curious about what lies outside their cosy home.

Mama tells them about the snow and ice, the vast oceans and the creatures who share their frozen world, such as arctic foxes, snowshoe hares and terns. The little bears are overwhelmed and anxious, so throughout the tale, Mama gently reassures them, soothing away their worries with the calming words, ‘hush now, you’re snug with me.’

Inquisitive children will enjoy learning about the polar landscape and are sure to share the cubs’ wonder as they take their first tentative steps outside their den, slipping and stumbling in the glittering, icy snow.

As well as exploring the nurturing relationship between a mother and her cubs, this unusual and thought-provoking picture book gently reminds readers to respect and care for the environment. The lyrical text is enhanced by stylish illustrations in warm creams and cool blues, beautifully evoking the atmosphere of the frozen north.

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