Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: Mark Newman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Get to know Mausi, Angus, Poppy, and more while learning about moon bears. Moon bears have excellent hearing and a great sense of smell, which help them explore and find food. They are also excellent climbers and swimmers. Each moon bear is unique with a different light marking, or moon, on their chest.
Moon Bears is an informational book about the Asiatic black bear, more commonly known as the moon bear. The information is presented in an aesthetically pleasing way, with lots of large scale pictures that fit along with the text. The author introduces the bears using their names, making it more personable, and teaches about the species through highlighting individual examples, then moving to broader generalizations. This is the perfect read for the bear lovers in the classroom or household.