Little Leah knows she is not to go outside – there are polar bears nearby. Even so, she sneaks out to explore
a nearby iceberg. Sure enough, an equally curious polar bear cub is also out on the ice, and it is not long
before they find each other in the setting sun.
Soon the worried parents – human and bear alike – discover their missing young and set out to find them,
father with his rifle and mother bear with her claws. Tragedy is narrowly averted by the universal love of
parents for their children.
Peter Cumming’s thoughtful tale of mounting suspense, is a triumph of storytelling that has been called
“one of the best picture books around.”