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I actually bought this book at poundland! I was pleasantly surprised by it!
The book itself came with a CD in which a narrator tells the story with lovely calming music in the background.
This story is about a little polar bear cub named Rory who is eagerly awaiting the 'magic sky' which his parents have promised him will happen in a few days time. The story teaches the importance of patience and demonstrates wonderfully the love of a parent for their child. It follows Rory through his days playing with his friends, learning to swim with his father and long snowy walks with his mother, counting down the days until they can see the magic sky. In his eagerness to see it, Rory wonders off into the snow alone in search of the magic sky. Upon realising how lost and alone he is Rory becomes frightened but at that moment he turns around to see that his mother is right there behind him.
The book is beautifully illustrated, bright and colourful with the last page being covered in glitter.
My 3 1/2 year old daughter really enjoys this story and the accompanying CD. The story and the music played on the CD are calming which is great for 'quiet time' or just before bed.
The writing is a good size to read and when reading the story it flows very well.
I recommend this to anyone with a young child and have thoroughly enjoyed reading with my daughter many times.
My two children love this story, and have done for a couple of years. They are now four and five.
The story is about a small polar bear wanting to see the Northern Lights. He has heard about them and can't wait to see them. Every day he asks 'Is it time yet', only to be told 'no, not yet' , so he goes off to do something else. His anticipation builds up, until on the final day he gets to see the marvel of the Northern Lights.
The illustrations in this book are beautifully drawn, and when you get to see the page showing the Northern Lights it is colourful and sparkly, allowing the children to share in the wonder the little bear feels.
I often get asked 'How many sleeps until......', so this book has proved useful in many discussions about patience and waiting for special events.
I think it is lovely in todays materialistic world to show children how beautiful nature can be, and that the buzz you can get from having these experiences is far better than any toy.