Moon Bears, or Asiatic black bears, are so named because of the white moon-shaped blaze on their chests. The moon bears are seldom seen but their footprints, claw marks, hair, and bear nests high in the trees give us clues about how they live. Sadly, there are now more moon bears in captivity than in the wild, as these animals are being "farmed" for their commercially valuable bile.Brenda Guiberso...
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 780L
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (May 11, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 1354604
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“Many people are still unaware of the plight of Moon Bears in Asia, who are kept in deplorable conditions in very small cages for most or all of their lives. They are milked daily for their bile, which is extremely painful for them, and they also suf...”
's lyrical text and Ed Young's stunning illustrations combine in a winning tribute to this endagered species. Follow one moon bear in the wild as she eats, plays, hibernates, and wakes up again in the spring.Moon Bear is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.