Winner of "Outstanding from a Learning Perspective" Award from Parent Council
Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears
(and other Alaskan Animals)
Written by Susan Ewing | Art by Evon Zerbetz
Second Edition, Octopoda Press, 2012
Originally published in 1996 and refreshed in 2012, Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears is a beloved, read-aloud favorite in animal-loving households. Zerbetz’s linocuts are vivacious and colorful, pulling in even reluctant readers. And each of Ewing’s illustrated poems present a fun fact of natural history in a kid-pleasing character sketch that amuses as well as informs. The lively book will spark a child’s imagination with new words and concepts about the north country’s iconic as well as often overlooked creatures—from bears, wolves, and whales to octopuses, frogs, and flying squirrels.