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Knut: The Baby Polar Bear

Knut: The Baby Polar Bear

Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff
Illustrator:  Juliana Hatkoff , Dr. Gerald R. Uhlich 
Nonfiction Board Book
For infants to age 3
Scholastic, 2008   ISBN: 978-0545061575

Knut is a baby polar bear who lives in a zoo, and every day hundreds of people come to visit him. Instead of being raised by his mother, Knut is being raised by Thomas, a zookeeper. Thomas understands what Knut needs, and he makes sure that the little bear has lots of toys to play with. Thomas also shows Knut how to swim, and when the little bear is worn out after a busy day, Thomas puts Knut to bed.

For four years Knut the polar bear lived in Berlin Zoo, and thousands of people came to see him. The story about how he was raised by human zookeepers captured the interest of people living all over the world, and photos and videos of his antics delighted children and adults alike.

In this board book, little children can find out a little about the famous polar bear cub, and they will surely appreciate why he became such a much-loved celebrity.