You’re Snug With Me
Written by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Poonam Mistry
(Available from 1st Nov 2018)
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Also in this series: You’re Safe With Me
Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller. She is inspired by the rich epics and folktales of India, its diverse culture and its natural beauty. She has over 30 books in print worldwide and has been published by Otter-Barry Books, Walker Books and Red Robin Books.
Poonam Mistry is a UK-based illustrator of Indian heritage. Her work is heavily influenced by nature, folklore and traditional Indian art. With a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, she produces artwork for clients around the world.
I wrote this book to show the wonders of our polar lands. This is where we find the pristine white of snow, the trembling blue of sea and the shimmering green and pink of the Northern Lights.
This is where we find the majestic polar bears, the largest land carnivores. Did you know that polar bear cubs are no bigger than guinea pigs when they are born? Although the Arctic is very cold, a layer of fat under the polar bears’ skin – called blubber – keeps them warm. Polar bears have black skin to soak up heat from the sun, and their hollow fur only appears white because it reflects light from the snow. In fact, if polar bears were made to live in hot climates, their fur would grow algae and turn green!
This book is more than a story about Mama Bear and her two curious cubs. Like the young cubs, I hope that you and other children who read it will understand that this natural world is our only home. Even if we are the mightiest predator on this planet, we don’t live alone and should only ever take what we need.
I hope this story inspires you to be curious about where you live and with whom you share these lands, skies and oceans. And above all, I hope we can all work together to care for this awe-inspiring planet that is our home.
Author: Chitra Soundar
Illustrator: Poonam Mistry
Release date: 1st November 2018
Page number: 32
Age range: 4-8 years
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-911373-47-6
Product dimensions: 24cm x 24cm
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