Bear Tales from a Baby Panda

I wrote this back in March 2011 on one of my old blogs, and I thought it might bring a little happiness to my current readers, so I am publishing it here, after all, who doesn't like bears???

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Hello there, I want to tell you a little story about a friend of mine. He's quite different to me, he looks white and lives in an extremely cold climate.

My friend is a polar bear and he is so furry and cute . . . well, at least he was cute when he was little.



When he was very small he loved to climb and run around in the snow, but he had the most dreadful fear of water.


Now for a polar bear this was very distressing and what's more, it was so embarrassing. He tried so hard to push his fear aside, but every time he went into the water he would shiver and shake all over.


Time and again, his mummy would go with him in the the water to try and help him overcome this fear, but it didn't matter what she tried to do, nothing helped build his confidence.


His fear was so great, all she could do was hold him in her arms to stop him shaking every time they returned from a swim.


Then one day when he had grown into a big BIG bear he said to himself "I can do this, I must do this" and he pushed all those terrible haunting fears aside and jumped straight into the icy water.


However, it had been so long since he had taken a swim with his mummy, he couldn't remember how to swim! He yelled for help, but no-one heard him, he yelled even louder, but no-one came.


In the end he managed to climb up on and passing iceberg, albeit a very tiny one . . . and there he waited clinging on for dear life until his mummy rescued him once more.


Funnily enough, by taking this dip all on his own he soon realised that the water really wasn't so scary as he had first thought and with a few more lessons from his mummy he was back in the water in no time at all.


They were both so happy and overjoyed at the outcome that they danced.


The End


Click HERE if you would like to read more about The World of the Polar Bear. It's a beautiful book full of stunning photos by Norbert Rosing, and one I'm sure you will enjoy.

Comments

  1. Hello Sandy,
    Thank you for bringing this book to our attention. It looks awesome.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, I hope you get the chance to read it someday. I think you would enjoy it.
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  2. Oh this was so well done and the photos were amazing. It's interesting to read about other sorts of animals than the ones we are used to in our own households. I will have to do a google search for this book. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    1. Thank you so much Alasse, and you are very welcome. I have just added a link to Amazon on my post, should you want a copy of your own. It's a really lovely book, one you could leave on your coffee table for others to browse through.
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  3. Thank you for sharing about this book, did not know there was one. I have some tiny books about bears and even pigs, so this would be a lovely one. Need to see if there is a version of this book in my home town. My husbands uncle has a book about moose at his home and it can be nice to just look at when visiting. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Niina!
      I do enjoy animal books and have several, and like you I also have one about pigs, I really like pigs, almost as much as bears and dogs. I don't have any about moose though, :)
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  4. This was so cute, thanks for sharing it with us, the photos were so perfectly placed too, and that book looks very nice too.

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    1. Thank you Alejandra, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. :)
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  5. This was lovely, thank you so much for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you Musume, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. :)
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  6. Hi Sandi!

    This is lovely and the photos are adorable. Thanks for sharing about this book, I neither knew about it.

    Greetings ^^

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    1. Hi Lily,
      Knowing your love of animals, I thought this might appeal to you. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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