The Adventures of Captain Polo, Book 2

Polo and the Yeti

Children - Educational
30 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2019
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Author Biography

Alan J. Hesse is a conservation biologist and author of educational comic books. Alan believes that everyone should learn as much as possible about the natural world, and that this learning should be fun, engaging and action oriented.
Deeply concerned about the overall degradation of our planet, Alan created Captain Polo and his comic book story to help spread awareness and knowledge about the complex, frightening and often confusing subject of climate change. He aims to make Captain Polo a global messenger for climate change education, climate action and hope for a better future.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Adventures of Polo the Bear: A Comic Book of Climate Change by Alan J. Hesse is the second book in a three-part series. This comic book begins with the fishing vessel heading back to port. Polo the bear is locked in the hold of the fishing vessel. He notices that they had caught a lot of tuna fish, which is also a threatened species. They reach Shanghai and even before they can sell the bear to the zoo, Polo escapes and finds himself in the middle of a busy market. He notices everyone in the market wearing masks. China creates 25% of the world's carbon emissions which is not good for the lungs. A seller finds it strange to see a white bear in the city and tells him to go west to meet Chinese Bears. Polo the Bear heads west and every place he goes to from thereon shows him the causes and effects of climate change.

The story is written from the perspective of Polo the Bear and tackles a relevant topic that is causing mass destruction globally. The comic will help readers understand that they have to fix the problem immediately before it is too late. Children love comics and this is the best way to make them understand a complex topic in a fun and interesting way. The book will take readers from China to Tibet to Bangladesh and into India, and show how every place, every society, and every living creature is affected by climate change. This three-part series is good to gift children and have in school libraries because of the awareness it gives to children about the world so that they can make changes and create a better place for everyone to live.

P.S. Winn

Polo the Bear is off on another adventure, Heading to China, Polo faces great danger and hardships to bring awareness about the dangers of climate change. Polo and the author both know that what is happening to our world touches everyone's life and the time has come to stand up and shout out to all that we have to fix things before it is too late. Thanks to the author for bringing this subject to people, young and old. Hopefully all will pay attention.


Such an important and pertinent book and book series! We are facing times of big change, climate changes and social change. These wonderful comics create an amazing adventure to read and bring awareness to the reality of today. The drawings are very good, clear and expressive. The dynamic of the narration is great. The book is able to approach complex subjects is a very engaging and entertaining way. It is perfect for kids 9+ to read, learn and enjoy.