The first bear in Africa

By Satomi Ichikawa ( Philomel Books ~ in 2001)                                                       When a family of tourists from far away visits Meto’s village in African savana, he is fascinated by the teddy bear which the little girl holds. Meto never see such kind of animal in his savanna. And then Meto finds the stuffed bear left behind the girl, as the family drives off from his village. Meto starts to run to catch the car, and chases it through the savanna. Finally Meto can hand the bear to the delighted girl, just about their departure within a small air plane.

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