The First Bear in Africa!

The First Bear in Africa It s a race to the finish as young Meto chases a motorcar through the African savanna A girl is in that car and she has forgotten her little bear Meto must get it back to her Taking a shortcut throug

  • Title: The First Bear in Africa!
  • Author: Satomi Ichikawa
  • ISBN: 9780399234859
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s a race to the finish as young Meto chases a motorcar through the African savanna A girl is in that car, and she has forgotten her little bear Meto must get it back to her Taking a shortcut through the marshes, he comes upon his friends Hippopotamus, Lion, Elephant and Giraffe Can they help Meto return this strange little animal in time, before the girl flies ofIt s a race to the finish as young Meto chases a motorcar through the African savanna A girl is in that car, and she has forgotten her little bear Meto must get it back to her Taking a shortcut through the marshes, he comes upon his friends Hippopotamus, Lion, Elephant and Giraffe Can they help Meto return this strange little animal in time, before the girl flies off and leaves Africa forever Illustrated with glowing watercolor paintings, Satomi Ichikawa s charming story celebrates the people and animals of the African savanna, and in the simple loss of a toy bear, reveals the humanity we share across the world, even with the youngest.

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    About “Satomi Ichikawa”

    1. Satomi Ichikawa

      When Satomi Ichikawa decided she would like to illustrate books for children, she visited a bookstore in London and copied down the names and addresses of publishers She then simply walked to the address that seemed the closest, her rough sketches in hand Today, she is known the world over as a celebrated illustrator and accomplished storyteller, and there are than 50 books that bear the Satomi Ichikawa name Born in Japan, Ms Ichikawa traveled to Paris as a young woman and has lived there for over thirty years However, her inspiration comes from all over the world She loves traveling to other countries, where she sketches the countryside and gets to know the people of the villages and cities where she stays But Ms Ichikawa always come back to Paris, where she feels the beauty of everyday life enriches her work The Luxembourg Gardens is one of her favorite places to watch the children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents who gather there to enjoy its beautiful scenery The recipient of several awards for her artwork, Ms Ichikawa is the illustrator of the popular Tanya books and the best selling You Are My I Love You She also has over twenty of her own books for young people, including the Nora series, The First Bear in Africa and My Pig Amarillo.

    378 thoughts on “The First Bear in Africa!”

    1. This is a sweet tale of a young boy who endeavors to return a teddy bear to a young girl who visited his village. He meets many of the animals from the African savannah along the way and they all express interest in this new animal. The narrative is short and entertaining and I love how the animals are named using the Swahili words for the type of animal they are. The illustrations are gorgeous and I love the expressions on the various animals. We enjoyed reading this book together.


    2. Meto and his family are delighted when a group of tourists visit their home. Meto proudly shows his goat to the little foreign girl, and she shows off her teddy bear in return. When the tourists leave, the bear remains on the ground, but Meto, knowing how important the bear is to the little girl, enlists the help of the savanna animals in returning the bear. The girl gives him the red ribbon from the bear for his goat as a way of saying thanks, and the animals marvel at having seen the first bea [...]


    3. Two very different world's come together in this story. Meto meets an American family on vacation when the come to his village. They visit for a while but the little girl from America leaves her bear behind. Meto tries as hard as he can to get the strange stuffed animal to her before her plane leaves. While traveling to find her, he makes quite a stir in the animal kingdom since there are no bears in Africa before now.


    4. For me the pictures are a highlight of this book. The bear is a teddy bear which a tourist has dropped, and the boy instinctively knows that she will miss and tries to return it to her. With the aid of the animals on the savannah, he is successful.


    5. I loved how the book not only reviewed animal names but it also taught the audience the animals name in Swahili. I believe that this would be a good book to read aloud to introduce animal names in other cultures.


    6. This sweet story is set in a remote part of Africa where tourists occasionally go to see a vastly different lifestyle then their own. On one such visit a young girl’s teddy bear is left behind and a young boy works with the local wildlife to return the stuffed friend to its owner. The illustrations are very expressive and lovely; a fun read aloud to share with children.


    7. A average story about a group of tourists visiting an small African village. One of the little girls loses her teddy bear and the little boy of the village races after her to return it. All the animals of the Savannah keep after the boy because they've never seen bear before and want to know what it is.Nice enough illustrations.


    8. Wunderschöne Bilder, die die Farben und Atmosphäre der Savanne aufnehmen und wiedergeben. Die Geschichte ist zwar ganz nett, aber nichts Besonderes. Daher 5Sterne für die Zeichnungen, weniger für die Worte. (Dezember 2013)


    9. Not sure if I will use this, but a nice story of a girl tourist visiting the African savannah and a boy who chases her car down with the help of various animals to return her stuffed bear.



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