Moon BearBook - 2010
Moon Bears, or Asiatic black bears, are so named because of the white moon-shaped blaze on their chests. The moon bears are seldom seen but their footprints, claw marks, hair, and bear nests high in the trees give us clues about how they live. Sadly, there are now more moon bears in captivity than in the wild, as these animals are being "farmed" for their commercially valuable bile.
Brenda Guiberson's lyrical text and Ed Young's stunning illustrations combine in a winning tribute to this endagered species. Follow one moon bear in the wild as she eats, plays, hibernates, and wakes up again in the spring.
Moon Bear is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Have you ever heard of “moon bears”? These large black bears live in Asia and they have a shape on their chest which looks just like a crescent moon. Learn about the life of a moon bear, season by season. Discover what it eats, how it plays, where it hibernates and why there are fewer moon bears every year.
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