Nanertak is a polar bear cub. She and her mother are forced to flee their arctic home when the ice begins to melt. But, where on a warming Earth is a polar bear to go?
Skip Hofstrand's Tears for Nanertak(Outskirts Press, 2012) is a beautifully illustrated picture book highlighting the danger posed to arctic wildlife by global warming. Geared toward young children, the story is very simple. Unfortunately, the story is also quite heavy handed and really, really sad. I loved the gorgeous watercolors and hopeful ending, but I just can't recommend this one.
I received a complimentary copy of Tears for Nanertak to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. For full disclosure, see the sidebar.