にくにくしろくま (Meat Meat White Bear)/ Niku Niku Shirokuma

にくにくしろくま Niku Niku Shirokuma 柴田ケイコ Keiko Shibata 2020s

Author : Keiko Shibata  柴田ケイコ 

Published : 2021 

Personal recommendation : 3-5 years old

If you love both White Polar Bear & all the Meat dishes, this book will make you smile and hungry at the same time.  This is Popular Children Book’s Author Ms. Noriko Kudo’s Polar Bear Series.  This time, it is titled “Niku Niku Shirokuma” and literal translation is “Meat Meat White Bear”😊     You can find other books by Ms. Shibata in my previous review.

Basically, this book is about the white bear who just loves all the meat dishes and dreamed of what if he were shrink and surrounded by all those meat-dishes on the plate?   Just like once we dreamed about getting into the candy-made castles/house!    

In each page shown with [ XYZ], quiet realistic its meal illustration along with mini-white bear happily trapped inside each dish is described. 😊  Text in the book is basically the comments of what this white bear is saying. =(lots of “I”)   

  • “I am Polar Bear and I love meat and everybody around me knows that!” says White bear.  No matter how big the meat is, I can eat it right away!” 
  • “One day, I thought what would I feel if I go into my favorite meat dishes? Even imaging this makes me drooling!”  (Illustration : White bear rubbing big meat while drooling) 
  • [STEAK]   :  “When it comes to meat dish, Steak is THE meal!  White bear lying on the steak meat had the trace of black line from the grill bars” 
  • [ROAST BEEF] :  “Thin sliced Roast Beef would melt inside your mouth.  I am being wrapped with thin beef layer and feels dreaming!” 
  • [Stuffed Cabbage] : “I would rather like to become cabbage and wrap all those juicy meats around!” 
  • [Grilled Chicken Skewers/Yakitori]  “There are so many kinds of skewers. My entire family member would be happy to be skewered!” 
  • [Soup Dumpling]  “Very juicy inside the dumpling. When the skin layer of dumpling is broken, I would like to come out along with this tasty meat juice. 
  • [Hot dogs]  “Let me put ketchup and mustard. We can get on board at the sausage just like Banana Boat!” 
  • [Baked Dumpling] “Pan-baked Dumpling. Crispy outside but juicy inside.  I can perhaps eat 20 of them easily”  
  • [Korean BBQ] Let’s grill some more. It smells good and taste good as well. With dipping sauce, I can probably keep eating rice until somebody stops me!”  (In illustration,  White bear Dad is sleeping under sliced meat just like covering himself with blanket, while white bear boy is on the rice. 😊  
  • [Pork Cutlet]  Deep fried pork with crispy skin outside. How wonderful to be wrapped with such crispy layer!” 
  • “By imagining all of above makes me hungry” says White bear.  His mother’s voice coming from the distance. “Kids! Dinner is ready!”  
  • [Hamburger steak]   (It turns out Mom made him Hamburger steak, which actually some what looks like Brown version of Polar Bear Boy himself)   “Yahoo! My favorite Hamburger Steak for dinner today! Wait, it somewhat looks like me!  I don’t want to change the shape of this artistic steak and I would rather not to eat in a sense. Mmmm, what should I do????”  

As mentioned, Author Ms. Shibata is quiet popular today and published several well-known series including “Bread Thief” series.  It is clear that she knows what entertains small readers and indeed my daughter keeps laughing by reading this book as well. (in fact, she would like to read other White Bear Series and I will review those books once I get them) Stay tuned!    

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