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Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cub's zoo care caught on camera; educational and oh so cute.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

A captivating documentary for animal lovers

An absolutely wonderful tale for children who love nature films and documentaries. It is very educational and informative. The Bear cub is incredibly cute. There is enough of a story to keep my 3 and 7 year old captivated. I wish there were more films like that available.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Readers will love this beautifully photographed book about a real live polar bear cub and the zookeeper who raised him. What kid isn't fascinated by the idea of having your very own wild animal pet? They'll be impressed by the work it takes to raise a bear cub to independence and will love the adorable pictures of the actual Knut growing up.

There's lots of text for skilled readers, but kids with short attention spans can glean a great deal from looking over the many photographs and reading the captions. All readers will spend a fair amount of time saying "awwww..." and "what a cutie."

Sterling photographs of growing Knut and his loving caretaker, Thomas, are animated and adorable. Kids will fall in love with fluffy Knut and get a real sense of his day-to-day life growing up.

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