A sequel of sorts to Polar Bear Night, Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson (illustrated by Stephen Savage) is a charming and gentle picture book perfect for reading aloud. The rhythm of the text is particularly delightful — it feels like you’re reading a poem. Likewise, the pacing is excellent and creates tension in only the most pleasant “I can’t wait to see what will happen” way.
Stephen Savage’s characteristic linocut illustrations feature a cool palette that’s balanced by the bold shapes and textures to create pages that are interesting and exciting without being overwhelming or cluttered.
I really like this book and can’t wait to use it in a storytime!