By Kazue Takahashi
When a boy receives an invitation in the mail from Kuma-Kuma Chan, his friend who happens to be a bear, he travels by train, bus, and foot to reach Kuma-Kuma Chan’s home. His friend welcomes him with ‘bear tea’, serves rice crackers and at the end of the day, a delicious salmon dinner.
The two don’t have a lot to talk about, but they spend the day sharing activities, eating delicious food, and experiencing the sense of belonging that comes from being with a good friend. When the boy leaves to catch the last bus home, both friends are enriched by the visit and look forward to the next one.
Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Home once again immerses children of all ages, as well as adults, in Kuma-Kuma Chan’s peaceful, simple world, which will be sure to leave a smile on your face after the last page.
About the Author:
Kazue Takahashi is a Japanese illustrator and children’s book author whose debut book Kuma-Kuma Chan was published in Japan in 2001. She has since authored several other books for children, including Kuma Chan on a Rainy Day (about a bear cub exploring a playground in the rain) and Nyaako Chan (about a stray kitten who strolls into a woman’s house). Takahashi has also contributed her illustrations to books by other authors. Her adorable characters and illustrations have been embraced by people of all ages.
52 pages, 5 1/4 x 6 3/4