Out on the Ice In the Middle of the Bay
By: Peter Cumming
This is a wonderful book for kids about the curiosity of a child and some of the dangers that lurk in nature.
One time, Leah’s mother went visiting, leaving little Leah and her dad alone. Leah’s father told her not to go outside. But like any child her age, she got curious and ventured out. Leah didn’t know that there were polar bears nearby. Leah’s father was so enthralled watching television that he didn’t check up on Leah for a while. He just sat back on the couch and relaxed. He then closed his eyes and fell asleep.
In the meantime, Leah snuck outside and closed the door behind her. There was snow everywhere. Part of her loved it. But then when the sun started going down, and the moon was coming up, she had to figure out a way to come back home.
In the meantime, Leah’s father woke up. He looked for Leah all over the house, and couldn’t find her. Finally, he put on his parka and went outside. He had to find his daughter. Could he find her?
This book is a wonderful reminder of how important it is to remain vigilant when we are taking care of our children. The illustrations are magical and they bring the story to life for readers.
Rating: 5+ Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth