Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.
A Bear's Life is the second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.
This well-designed companion to Wolf Island features McAllister's exquisite photographs of black bears, grizzlies, and rare spirit bears black bears born with white fur as they eat, sleep, travel, and play over the course of a year in British Columbia's verdant Great Bear Rainforest. Amid photos that showcase various adult bears, as well as cubs with their mothers, Read vividly describes ursine behaviors and the ecology of their habitat: "The Great Bear Rainforest's long, jagged coastline has many rivers and streams. Bears get some of their food from these streams, especially in the fall when the salmon return." It's a captivating and intimately photographed look at the lives of wild bears. Ages 5 8.\n\nCorrection: An earlier version of this review had swapped the roles of the book's author and photographer.