Story 5 - Episodes 9 & 10 - A Safari Adventure

A Safari Adventure

This adventure is going to be wild! Hop into the Reading Bug's magic book bag and join our incredible picture safari. With the help of your imaginations, we're headed to the continent of Africa to observe - and illustrate - the incredible wildlife there. But watch out! We don't want to run into any lions...or worse!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Chloe and the Lion Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423113348
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2012

Meet Chloe: Every week, she collects loose change so she can buy tickets to ride the merry-go-round. But one fateful day, she gets lost in the woods on her way home, and a large dragon leaps out from-"Wait It's supposed to be a lion," says Mac Barnett, the author of this book. But Adam Rex, the illustrator, thinks a dragon would be so much cooler (don't you agree?). Ages 5 to 8.

Safari, So Good!: All About African Wildlife (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Cover Image
By Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375866814
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 9th, 2011

In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat takes Sally and Nick to Africa--where they meet some really big cats--and all sorts of other animals, too, including elephants, zebra, giraffe, hippos, warthogs, buffalo, baboons, side-striped jackals, spotted hyena, galagos, pythons, vipers, and six kinds of antelope. Ages 4 to 8.

Indestructibles: Jungle Rumble!: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) Cover Image
By Amy Pixton (Created by), Kaaren Pixton
ISBN: 9780761158585
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 5th, 2010

Jungle Rumble is about creatures in the wild. Kaaren Pixton's art is bright, swirling with color, and reminiscent of Eric Carle, and it attains an almost 3D richness on the special paper-like stock of the book. Ages 1 to 2.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion Cover Image
By Alex T. Smith, Alex T. Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545914383
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 26th, 2016

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist. Ages 4 to 7.

Zebras (Black and White Animals) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781515733935
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about zebras! Ages 4 to 8.

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375867743
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 5th, 2011

Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Ages 4 to 8.

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania Cover Image
ISBN: 9781841481197
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Published: Barefoot Books - October 12th, 2017

Join Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation, to aid their wildlife conservation and community building efforts in Tanzania. Ages 5 to 8.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140546163
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Published: Puffin Books - May 20th, 1992

). A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. Verna Aardema has brought the original story closer to the English nursery rhyme by putting in a cumulative refrain and giving the tale the rhythm of "The House That Jack Built.” Ages 5 to 8.

Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338034455
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 26th, 2016

Known as the King of Beasts, the lion has always been a symbol of strength and courage. But there was one real lion that earned the title of Lion King. He was known simply by name: Cecil. News of his tragic death spread across the globe like wildfire, raising questions to an unprecedented level about our relationship to our animals and our planet. Ages 4 to 8.

14 Cows for America Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator), Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781561459612
Published: Peachtree - August 2nd, 2016

In June 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Ages 4 to 8.

Wild: Endangered Animals in Living Motion (Photicular) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523501472
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 5th, 2017

Come face to face with our vanishing wildlife. Using unique Photicular technology, Wild brings to vivid life the animals who are under threat of extinction. It turns abstract numbers and names into touching and unforgettable images. Wild captures eight endangered animals in living motion. We see gorillas at play, a rhinoceros and its baby trotting across the savanna, a pangolin skittering along the landscape, an elephant bathing in a river. Ages 7 to 11.


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