If I Had a Polar Bear (If I Had A...Series) (Hardcover)
A boldly illustrated bedtime story that imagines what it would be like to have a snuggly and super-strong polar bear for a pet.
If I Had a Polar Bear imagines what it would be like to have a polar bear as a pet. It might be an unconventional choice, but it would be sure to give the best bear hugs . . .
Polar bears are cuddly but they’re also very strong. As marine mammals, they can swim for days at a time—that’s serious perseverance! So, if Santa ever needed help delivering his presents, guess who he would call? Join our funny female protagonist as she wonders, “What would life be like . . . if I had a polar bear?”
About the Author
Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is the author of over 20 books for children, including the bestselling If I Had a . . . series. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.
Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are also the duo behind A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear.
Told in lilting rhymes…‘If I Had a Polar Bear’ sneaks in fun facts along with joyous imaginings… Barrow’s pencil and Photoshop illustrations are fun. Keep your eyes open for the subtle homages to Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline as well as to Norman Rockwell. This is an ebullient story of a child’s unfettered imagination.
— Star Tribune