This beginner's guide and classroom favorite explores the Arctic and Antarctic biomes, their beauty, and global diversity. Author and former early education teacher Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are—from the frozen deserts of Antarctica to the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean—along with what kinds of animals and plants live there, how they have adapted to life in this environment, and why they're important. Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers full-color illustrations depicting the various landscapes and species of animals and plants. A glossary and afterword provide more details for further study. Great for early childhood and elementary units on geography and habitats, nature and environment.