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Tell Me a Story, Please

Forest Friends Series, Book 3
by Kyoko Hara & Kazue Takahashi

Yuka loves when Mama reads to her. But since the birth of her little brother, Mama is too busy to read to her.

One day when Yuka reads a book alone in the forest, a squirrel, a rabbit, and more animals gather around her and say, “tell us a story, please.”

As she chooses and reads fairy tales to the animals, Yuka is inspired by the world of reading aloud and gets ideas for creating a story for them. Then one day, after a piano lesson, Yuka sees a few businessmen in the forest and feels uneasy . . .

In this third book from the beloved Forest Friends series, the stage is set in a small forest in a town and features a different family from the previous books.

A lovely, funny story about friendship and finding confidence.

—Kirkus reviews

About the Author

Kyoko Hara was born in Tokyo and graduated from Wako University with a degree in art. In 1978 she won the Kodansha Children’s Literature Prize in the KFS Contest. Among her many titles are Haru ni aeta yo (We Met Spring) and Kuma no Bear to chiisana Tatan (Kuma the Bear and Tiny Tatan) series. When she was a child, she wanted to become a fashion designer and did not like writing at all.

About the Illustrator

Kazue Takahashi made her debut as a picture-book author with the acclaimed Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear in 2001. Her picture books include Risu denwa (The Squirrel Telephone System) and The Mailbox in the Forest (story with Kyoko Hara). Takahashi’s illustrations embody kawaii—the quality of being cute and adorable, which is prominent in Japanese popular culture.

Tell Me a Story, Please
Forest Friends Series, Book 3
by Kyoko Hara & Kazue Takahashi
ISBN: 978-1-940842-66-0
Juvenile Fiction
Chapter book, Age 4-8
80 pages, 42 color & B/W illustrations

6 x 7 3/4 inches
US$15.99 CAN$19.99
On Sale: October 2022
Distributed by IPG


Book 1: The Mailbox in the Forest
Book 2: The Secret Forest Friends
Book 3: Tell Me a Story, Please

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