Set over a 24-hour period, meet black bears, grizzlies, and cute polar bear cubs in this kids’ nonfiction book by expert Don Hardeman Jr.
Journey into forests around the world to follow the lives of these furry creatures as they play, hunt, and fight their way through their day. Biologist and black bear expert Don Hardeman Jr. tells the story of the world’s most amazing bears in the style of a nature documentary, including gentle science explanations of topics such as hibernation that are perfect for future biologists. Witness incredible moments including:
• Grizzlies plucking salmon out of the air as they attempt to swim upstream • The dramatic battle between a sloth bear and a tiger • A sun bear using its gigantic tongue to get honey from a beehive
Beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Mills and packed with animal facts, Bears (A Day in the Life) encourages kids to look at the roles these incredible mammals play in ecosystems across the globe, and why it’s important we protect them.
Also available: Bugs, Big Cats, Sharks, Horses, Birds, Frogs
About the Author
Don W. Hardeman Jr. spent four and a half years as a black bear biologist in Florida where he conducted research on female black bear behavior in the human-dominated landscape. He specializes in mammalian ecology (carnivores, mammals, and bats) and has extensive experience as a lead biologist on mammal projects across the country, including the San Clemente Island fox project in California.
Rebecca Mills is an illustrator based in Perth, Western Australia. Her work is bright, colorful and fun, focused on balancing playfulness with purpose-driven design. Rebecca’s illustrations have made it into exhibitions and onto print, puzzles, clothing, stamps, even surfboards. Rebecca lives with her husband, two kids, and one very cute dog.
Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.