One Polar Bear is a delightful rhyming book filled with lovable animals from the Canadian Arctic. Polar Bear is home sick and alone. His many animal friends drop by to cheer him up. This counting story celebrates individuals with a variety of abilities and disabilities, and the text helps teach the numbers one to ten. Canada is a country made up of many peoples and cultures. This book reflects this diversity by featuring the word "welcome" in different languages amongst its pages. One Polar Bear is a wonderful bedtime story and a beautiful way to educate and celebrate the differences in our world.
you can be anything, be inclusive.
As sweet as can
be. The pages all have consecutive numbers in the verse, teaching children
their primary numbers by a singsong prose. The illustrations are as cute as the
A nice book to
read to a very young child but also a nice beginning reader for a child.
about Crystal Beach...
Crystal Beach is an adoptive mother and caregiver of two children who have complex medical needs and disabilities. Her children are often represented in her work as strong, caring individuals with special gifts and powers. Her writing projects are intended to ensure financial support for her children's future care.
Crystal has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her focus is in children's literature, publishing and journalism. She has had many careers including ten years as a MedA with the Canadian Naval Reserve, training as an EMT and continued studies in developmental psychology.
Her volunteer work has included Girl Guides of Canada and wildlife rescue and rehab.
She and her family live in Regina, Saskatchewan in a simple little house with two giant support dogs.