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It Bears Repeating

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This is a really cute book. The illustrations are wonderful.
I wished that there was a pronunciation guide for the Intuit words just for my own reference.

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As a Canadian, I love that the story teaches children how to count from 1 to 10 utilizing the great bear of the North: Polar Bear!

It was an easy read for young children to pay attention to and understand. I loved the title and that it gets incorporated into the story at the end.

I do wish there was a pronunciation legend either below the Inuktitut words or in a glossary at the end of the book to help parents who aren’t familiar with the language. This way they can attempt to speak the words out loud to immerse in the language, furthering the book’s utilization in the aim of teaching.

I liked the hand illustrations. I do wish that there was a bit more emphasis in the drawings to showcase better alongside the words. For example the actions such as eating, sleeping, running, waving - it is not shown as obvious in the drawings that that is what is happening

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It Bears Repeating is a cute and easy to read book. The lines are short enough to keep a young reader's attention. The colors of the illustrations aren't overwhelming. Adding the Inuktitut language was diverse, but unsure how to pronounce. I do wish the story had rhymes.

Thank you NetGalley and Tundra Books for the ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A very simple book counting bears. The illustrations are very plain and aren't engaging.

Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for the copy of the ARC.

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Thank you, NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada, for the ARC to read and review. This is a charming illustrated children's book to learn counting 1-10, with the twist that the numbers are also written in Inuktitut, which is the language of the Inuit people in eastern Canada. The illustrations are simple in yellows and blues, and there are 3-4 very short sentences on the opposite page. Counting books with animals are always wonderful, and representing another culture and language is nice.

I wish the author had included a phonetic spelling of each Inuktitut word, either on each page or as an appendix that also includes some basic information about the Inuit people for parents to share with their children. Also recommend that readers read as a PDF (not Kindle) or as a physical book upon release, Aug 20, 2024. 4-stars.

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I sorely wish there had been a pronunciation guide, but this is a rather charming (if, other than the indigenous vocabulary, run-of-the-mill) counting book for children.

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Love Tanya Tagaq, and loved this cute bilingual counting book (English and Inuktitut). Artwork was beautiful.

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This was a very informative and cute book. I am looking forward to reading more such books in the near future. It was a quick read, and I loved the pictures that accompany it.

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This book offers much to various audiences. An experience of Inuit artistry with the bears drawn in the traditional style. The counting to ten in Inuktitut links to and builds on the skills the child may already have. The rich descriptive language gives an understanding of the characteristics and movements of the polar bear. Perhaps a supplementary page with the phonetic pronunciation of the Inuktitut number words for the teller may have been helpful.

I think the book holds much more than simply getting little ones counting in English and Inuktitut.

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A cute children's book on polar bears! I read it aloud with my child and they loved the photos and enjoyed the cadence of the book. I enjoy the opportunity to read books in advance, thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read through!

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Counting book with descriptive words that will take some explaining for the younger kids. I'd read it to my 3 year old.

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This was a cute book. For a counting book, I thought some of the vocabulary would be a little hard, but it’s a good book if it’s being read aloud to a child.

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I will recommend this title for the inclusion of Inuktitut words. However, the art may not hold the interest of young children learning to count. It's awesome that the author has recorded a video of them reading the book, but I don't necessarily anticipate it being a book read in many storytimes. Still, it may resonate with some readers, and provides a valuable perspective and representation that is likely lacking in many library collections.

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Beautiful illustrations help young readers learn how to count, while teaching them facts about polar bears at the same time. I will definitely incorporate this book into my storytimes with all ages.

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This book is super fun for a little reader! Strong and different adjectives to describe the bears! It is fun to count the bears on the pages!

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Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for this DRC.
This is a lovely counting book in Inuktitut and English. I found it to be joyful. I loved the striking and thoughtful art.


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This was a fun children's book, but it did not hold the attention of my children for long. We finished it, but neither asked to read it again. They did love all the bears, but the illustrations could use some more color. I can see the creativity behind this book, but it did not capture the attention of my kids very well.

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The description of the book seemed interesting, so I wanted to check the story out. Unfortunately, I have since lost my initial interest in the story. I may try and find a physical copy to add the my library when it is released, though, because I think my readers could like it!

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This was a unique and fun book that teaches little ones about counting and all about polar bears. The simple and easy to understand text was perfect for my little ones. They loved counting the bears on each page and seeing what new things the bears will do like being strong and proud and dancing. Learning a new language at the same time was even more fun and made the book even more engaging. This is perfect for at home and in an early childhood classroom.

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I love polar bears. They are fascinating. This is an informative simple book about them. It was a little too basic and plain to keep my attention though

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