Dooley Bear Adventures Uganda!

In this book of the award-winning Dooley Bear Adventures series, Dooley Bear travels to Uganda. He meets Bo the buffalo who takes him on a tour of his country. Dooley Bear meets a troop of mountain gorillas, tries to ride a wooden bike, plays a shaker with the Batwa pygmies and eats traditional Ugandan food.

 

 

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The author describes this book

"Dooley Bear Adventures - Uganda! takes the parent and child on a mind-building journey as it teaches preschool language concepts, introduces children to new places, cultures, and promotes reflective and independent thinking. The story specific questions in the parent handbook enhance the learning and help children understand the logical connections between the words, images, and ideas. We highly recommend this book and series."

Reviewer Academics' Choice CA, USA

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"We loved the original story and hand drawn illustrations, but we loved the parent handbook even more. What a fantastic concept! Teach parents how to engage their children with questioning strategies that enhance the learning while reading a story. Simply brilliant!"

Reviewer Academics' Choice CA, USA

Fun Facts

African Buffalo

It is also called a Cape Buffalo. They can grow to be up to 9 feet tall and can weigh between 1,500 and 2,500 pounds. They eat grass and shrubs and are members of the cow family.

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African Buffalo

Batwa Pygmies

The original dwellers of the Bwindi National Park. They were called “The Keepers of the Forest”. Their culture is focused on hunting and gathering, basket weaving and traditional dancing.

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Batwa Pygmies

Crested Crane

This is the official bird of Uganda. They average 3 feet tall and weigh between 7 and 8 pounds. They eat plants, seeds, bugs, worms and small fish. It is also called a grey crowned crane.

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Crested Crane

Equator

An imaginary line that goes around the earth. It divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere.

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Equator

Flag

The flag of Uganda has three main colors: black, yellow and red. It features the crested crane (grey crowned crane) .

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Flag

Impala

This is a type of antelope that lives in Uganda. They eat grass. They are about 2 ½ feet tall at their shoulder and weigh between 88 and 168 pounds.

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Impala

Kob

This is a type of antelope that lives in Uganda. They eat grass. They are about 3 ½ feet tall at their shoulders and weigh between 140 and 207 pounds.

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Kob

Language

The main languages spoken are English and Swahili, but Uganda is a multilingual country and there are over 30 different languages and dialects spoken.

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Language

Matoke

A common food in Uganda. It is a banana that is wrapped in a banana leaf, steamed and then mashed into a paste.

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Matoke

Mountain Gorilla

Many groups (called troops) of these gorillas live in the Bwindi National Park. They eat plants, bamboo and fruit. Males weigh about 430 pounds and are approximately 60 inches tall (5 feet). Females weigh about 220 pounds and are approximately 51 inches tall (4 feet). They live in troops of up to 30 gorillas.

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Mountain Gorilla

Silverback Gorilla

Male gorillas who are over 12 years old are called silverbacks. There is one silverback in each troop and he is the gorilla in charge. They are called silverbacks because when they are 12 years old, silver/gray hair grows on their back.

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Silverback Gorilla

Ugali

Flour or cornmeal that is cooked with water or milk to make a dough. This dough is used to dip into and scoop stew.

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Ugali

Uganda

Uganda is a country in Africa. The equator runs through this country.

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Uganda

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Parent Handbooks

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Other books in the series

Dooley Bear has been very busy traveling the world in search of fun, friends and food! Check out all of Dooley Bear's adventures in the other books available in this series. Where do you think he will go next?

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