Polar Polka Makes a Splash!

Chérie Stihler, the author behind Polar Polka, has been sending me lots of publicity updates. Good news all around!

First, it appears that the book is on a tentative list for the 2009-2010 Alaska Battle of the Books. Subject to certain "verifications of supply" kids k-2 all across the great Alaskan frontier will get a chance to count some bears and look for lemmings :)

Second, the BP World Ice Art Championships Multi-Block Classic in Fairbanks featured a very Polar Polkaesque saxaphone playing bear. The carving's official name was: "50th Celebration by the Sourdough Band". It took 4th place in Realistic and was the Artists Choice Award winner in the Realistic Category. Congrats to the carvers. Extra cool: this sculpting team was from China!

Apparently, there is a time-lapse video of the carving here. I haven't seen it because my internet connection is far from adequate. Enjoy at your own risk!


Paige Keiser said...

WOW! That is so cool!!!

And gorgeous work as usual - not just in this post but all of your posts.

Paige Keiser said...

Heh heh..."cool" get it? Ugh, sorry for trying to be punny. :D