The polar bears are playing at home when the ice cracks and three bears set adrift on the big blue ocean. Their iceberg boat is slowly getting smaller and they’re in desperate need of some help but the animals on each island they reach show no compassion. They don’t want the bears to join them. An empty island appears in the nick of time, but now the monkeys are in trouble. Will the polar bears share their new home?
A timely message of compassion underlines the joyous ending of Barroux’s beautifully illustrated story. The colours are bright and the characters cute. The gentle story of the polar bears’ troubles shows that sharing what you have is vital at times of great need and vulnerable people deserve our sympathy and help. An important lesson that continues to be necessary to adults and children alike, and a lovely story that everyone will enjoy.