Front cover image for Polar : wildlife at the ends of the Earth

Polar : wildlife at the ends of the Earth

L. E. Carmichael (Author), Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator)
"At opposite ends of the Earth, the polar regions could not be farther apart. And yet the animals who live in the Arctic and Antarctica have a lot in common. They have adapted to live in the world's harshest environments, surviving extreme cold and continuous days of darkness. In this beautiful book, author L.E. Carmichael and illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler take readers on a journey to explore the animal adaptations that make life possible in these polar habitats. Readers will learn about a lynx's "snowshoe paws" that help it move across the Arctic snow, how a penguin "toboggans" over the ice to reach Antarctica's waters and so much more. But the planet is changing -- faster than scientists could have predicted. And the polar regions are warming faster than any other part of our planet. What does this mean for the creatures that live there? And what does it mean for us? Incredibly timely and relevant, Polar offers a glimpse into two of the most fascinating -- and rapidly changing -- places on Earth."-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Kids Can Press, Toronto, ON, 2023
picture books
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
9781525304576, 1525304577
Welcome to the ends of the Earth
Where are the polar regions?
A warm blanket
On the move
Keeping time
Ice-cold insects
Polar seasons
Baby food
In sync
Cuddle up!
A long winter's sleep
Snowy lands and icy seas
Speaking up
Stride or slide
Working together
Fighting for the future
Climate change and the polar regions
How polar regions affect our world