Polar Babies

Scientists and historians alike marvel whenever they unearth an artifact that has been frozen in time.  Something tells me that if we dropped this piece of literature in an ice bank near the North Pole and it was found 500 years from now it would mark the first time in human history that this type of discovery would be met with universal disdain and disappointment.

*Who doesn't like polar bears, especially little ones
*Any opportunity for kids to learn about the lives of other creatures that doesn't involve flipping on basic cable is a plus
*The back cover touts the size of the book being the right size for babies, and I agree

*One of the two baby bears is almost constantly sleeping until the end, but then all of a sudden he's awake when the other bears are asleep and they sort of explain why but I don't really get it
*Each page that involves an activity is immediately followed by another page where we're told that the active baby "loves" that activity
*The first page is laid out in such a way that you think the mama bear is talking to them, but that isn't the case at all and leads to more confusion

Remember when you were a kid and you saw the freeze-dried foods that astronauts got to eat?  If you were like me, you begged your parents to buy one package so you could try it.  With great anticipation you'd get ready to take that first bite and then a moment later realize it kind of sucked.  And to this day, you've probably never had it again.  That's how I view this book.  At first I was excited by the prospect of seeing what Susan Ring could do with a couple of adorable little polar bears.  But by the last page I wished I had just skipped the whole experience altogether.

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