Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Stories Without Words #1) (Paperback)
"Charming.... Sanborn's cartooning is full of...polish and physical comedy" - Publisher's Weekly. The rollicking adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He's never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with.
Children love to tell or write the story. Get this wordless picture book on differences, cooperation, and getting along (for beginning readers ages 2 - 6, preschool - first grade, Emergent Reader/Fountas & Pinnell: A, DRA: 1). Children cement their vocabulary as they find and name animals and describe the action on the pages (verbally or in writing). Find the sea lion/seal inside
"Kids will delight" - Natasha Yim. A friendly snowball fight set in the poles and brought to life by illustrator Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga and If Cancer Was a Fish). 8"x10" snow story by award-winning author and media professor Karl Beckstrand (Why Juan Can't Sleep-see 60+ multicultural books-click Karl Beckstrand above).
#1, Stories Without Words (bedtime) series. See others this no-words series: Butterfly Blink and Gopher Golf. This children's book on friendship/sportsmanship is available in hard cover, soft cover, or e-book in 20+ languages: Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukranian, and Vietnamese.
The perfect length book for kids (not too long for adults): 30 full-color illustrations. Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights (c) Nov. 2014) PremioBooks, Baker & Taylor, B&N, Brodart, Follett, Herzberg/Perma-bound, Ingram, Biblio/EBSCO/ibooks/Kobo/Mackin/Smash/SCRIBD, libraries, Target and Walmart online. LCCN: 2014947746, JUV002030, JUV030120, JUV019000, HUM001000, JUV010000, SPO007000, English Hard ISBN: 978-0985398835, Soft ISBN: 978-0692220962 (ebook: 978-1311262097)
About the Author
Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 20 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles (reviews by Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book's blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA (he knows the secret to peeling avocados), he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan's Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, wordless and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters-and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine, Target.com, The U.S. Congressional Record, Walmart.com, FB, Twitter, http: //KarlBeckstrand.com