I Wish I Was a Polar Bear
Ranger Rick explorers can learn all about polar bears in this reader full of fascinating facts, vivid wildlife photographs, a Wild Words glossary, and a paws-on activity that shows readers how blubber works using ice water and vegetable shortening! Ranger Rick, the iconic raccoon ambassador from Ranger Rick magazine, asks questions like: Would you want to nap on the snow? Brrr!
Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Polar Bear is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
This Ranger Rick series is a level one reader, and lays out basic facts about polar bears in simple, easy to read language. Large print accompanies full color photographic illustrations. Starting with the premise that the reader has wished to be a polar bear, the basic ways these bears function in regards to shelter, food, and communication are laid out nicely.
It's easy to get caught up in picture books with young readers and forget to pair some of these books with nonfiction titles. Many older readers love nonfiction, so it's important to vary a beginning reader's selections as well. The Ranger Rick titles are good ones about animals, as are the National Geographic Readers, and a trip to the local library will help find additional titles and series to fill in any knowledge gaps.