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Buy a Book, Save a Moon Bear

September 29, 2010

Tags: Moon Bear, Brenda Guiberson, Ed Young, Animals Asia Moon Bear Rescue Center

And not just any book: Moon Bear, a delightful children’s book by Brenda Z. Guiberson, with dramatic, inventive illustrations by Caldecott medalist Ed Young. Moon Bear opens up the scritching, snuffling world of these gorgeous, little-known animals and would make a great birthday or holiday gift. A portion of the proceeds is donated to sanctuaries run by Animals Asia. See more and find games and quizzes about moon bears here.

There’s a wonderful surprise at the end: actual photos of a few joyous Moon Bears relaxing at the Animals Asia Moon Bear Rescue Center in China, freed from cages at bear farms and enjoying life. My favorite is Jasper, swinging in a hammock.