A PRETTY COOL INTRODUCTION TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC
Did you know that Antarctica is not just the coldest, but also the driest continent on Earth? Have you ever wondered how a polar bear stays warm in the Arctic?
Penguins and polar bears never get to meet—except maybe at the zoo! But what else is there to know about the Arctic and Antarctica, two of our planet’s most mysterious, fascinating, and vulnerable regions?
Penguins and Polar Bears takes the reader on an adventure to the ends of the world, exploring the land, as well as the the unique and resilient animals and plants to be found at the North and South Poles. You’ll dive into the chilly oceans, skim over the brightest ice sheets, and meet the incredible people who live and work in these regions. So pack your warmest clothes and get ready for a very cool journey!
PENGUINS AND POLAR BEARS
Authors: Alicia Klepeis, illustrated by Grace Helmer
Release date: October 2020
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 56 pages
Author of over 100 children’s books, Alicia Klepeis joins forces with gestalten again after the success of Animal Allstars. Having begun her career at the National Geographic Society, her expertise includes nature, science, history, geography, and social studies. She has a special ability that combines fascinating facts in a compelling child-friendly narrative.
Illustrator Grace Helmer reaches beyond her everyday view to create light-toned landscapes. The expressive color progressions in her paintings give the work a delicate, transient presence. She uses strong brush strokes to create her rich, ethereal oil illustrations. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art, she has worked with an illustrious list of clients including Apple, Google, The Washington Post, and Vogue.