You're Snug With Me

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A stunning celebration of polar lands, follow up to the award-winning You’re Safe With Me.

At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in their den in the frozen north. “Mama, what lies beyond here?” they ask. “‘Above us is a land of ice and snow.” “What lies beyond the ice and snow?” they ask. “The ocean, full of ice from long ago.” And as they learn the secrets of the earth and their place in it, Mama Bear whispers, “You’re snug with me.”

A Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year 2019. Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 shortlist. Times Educational Supplement Top Children’s Books of the Year. A Guardian Children’s Book of the Month. Booklist Editor’s Choice.

“Parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

“A heartwarming tribute to creatures of the Arctic”—ALA Booklist, STARRED

“There are really no words. My breath is taken”—Book Monsters

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-06-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002030, JUV039050, JUV030120
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 550
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 199214
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Author: Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British author and storyteller. She has published more than 30 books and is inspired by the rich heritage of epics and folktales from India as well as India's natural beauty.

Illustrator: Poonam Mistry

Poonam Mistry is a UK-based freelance illustrator with a degree in graphic design and illustration. Her work is heavily influenced by nature, folklore, and traditional Indian art. Poonam was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →


  • 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist, Winner, 2020
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2018
  • Booklist Editor's Choice, Winner, 2018


Booklist Online

“[A] breathtakingly illustrated tribute to the Arctic world . . .”—Booklist Online


“[A] heartwarming tribute to creatures of the Arctic that offers a gentle ecology lesson as well . . .”—starred, Booklist

Foreword Reviews

“[A] tribute to environmental awareness and cultivating a healthy respect for the fierce beauty of the frozen North.”—starred, Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews