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I See the Sun in Botswana


By Dedie King with illustrations by Judith Inglese
40 pages
ISBN: 978-1-9358743-7-9
For children ages 5 and up

What must it be like to have the world’s most beautiful creatures living in your own backyard? In I See the Sun in Botswana (Satya House, October 2020), the newest installment of the I See the Sun series, readers are introduced to Bibi, a young boy who joins his mother, a wildlife ranger, on a trip to the savannah to check on the animals living on the reserve.

Bibi learns all about African animals and their habitats, including leopards, zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, and more.

The book also includes a glossary of terms and activities for extended learning in the home and classroom.

“Both Dedie and I have lived in other countries as well as the US. We hope that by depicting a child’s experience in a different place, we can show the essential humanity of each culture,” says Inglese. “It’s an age-appropriate introduction to life in other countries.”

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“… a great concept for a book series … one that would be as at-home inside the classroom as it is in a child’s bedroom … gives young readers the opportunity to examine and reexamine the daily backdrop of real lives in faraway countries.”

– Education Week

About the Author & Illustrator

About the Author

Author Dedie King was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal where she taught school. She uses her world travel experience, past and present, as the basis for the stories in the I See the Sun series. Presently Dedie practices Classical Five Element acupuncture both in Hardwick and in Amherst, Massachusetts.

About the Illustrator
Judith Inglese has been designing and fabricating ceramic tile murals for public environments for more than thirty years. Her commissions include libraries, schools, hospitals and municipal and institutional buildings like the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Her murals often focus on the play and imagination of children as well as cross-cultural exchange and community. Illustrating the I See the Sun series has given her another medium for examining these themes and celebrating children around the world.

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