Sophie Bear
Bears big holiday  


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Sarah goes on a tour of America...

After Chicago, Sarah and Mrs Keen made their way back to the airport and got on a little plane to take them over to a very big city called New York.


Jetsave Big Five tour of United States of America - Escot Coachlines Coach captained by Charlie and Adrian Ianovici

Once there they met up with a group of people who were all going on the same coach tour as Mrs Keen and Sarah. Their bus driver was called Charlie and the guide - who told them all where to go - was Adrian. Sarah thought Adrian was very funny - he kept shouting "Yo Ho!" and they all had to shout back "Yo Ho!".


Sarah quickly made friends with the other people on the bus. In front of them were Alice and Fiona - Alice liked shopping just like Mrs Keen.

Alice and Fiona Berry and Linda and Joe Crowe
Jimmy Choo in New York

To their left were Linda and Joe - Linda was going to visit a very famous shoe shop called Jimmy Choo - Mrs Keen was very excited. Sarah didn't see what all the fuss was about - she doesn't wear shoes.


Their day ended in a hotel. Sarah was pleased with the food - they had lots of fruit for breakfast. Sophie would have liked the cookies they had for you in an evening!

Hampton Inn Madison Square Gardens


Statue of Liberty on Jetsave Big Five Tour

The next day they saw lots of the sights of New York. Sarah sailed out on a boat to see a famous statue. It's called the Statue of Liberty and she is very big - Sarah felt very small standing beside her.


As they walked back along Fifth Avenue Mrs Keen took Sarah into a Library. Sarah wondered what books they were going to see. They went up in the lift and came to the Childrens section. Sarah was very excited when Mrs Keen showed her who they had come to see.

It was Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo. They are a lot older than Sarah because they are the original toys who the books were written about.

Sarah wondered if she and Sophie are related to Winnie the Pooh Bear?


Sarah arrived in New York. Her room in the hotel was on the 38th floor. She could look out of the window and see lots of lights. "Wow! I wonder what all those lights are?" she said excitedly. Mrs Keen told her it was Times Square.


The next morning, Sarah went for a walk up fifth avenue. She went in lots of shops. Mrs Keen spent a long time in Tiffany & Co. Sarah's favourite store was FAO Schwartz. It is a huge toy store. Mrs Keen bought a friend for Sarah and Sophie. He is the Very Hungry Caterpillar. He must have eaten lots of food because he is huge!!!

In the evening, they went to Toys R Us. It was next door to the hotel. The shop had 5 floors with a giant ferris wheel in the middle. Sarah bought a backpack for when she visits her friend's houses. She also bought Sophie a lunchbox to use at school.



Holiday continues on Next Page ...


Parent's Note

Sarah visited New York with Jetsave tours. The first hotel was the Hampton Inn - Madison Square Gardens. (Free WiFI, breakfast and cookies / drinks between 5-8). The second hotel was the Millenium Broadway, just off Times Square. The massive Toys r Us is next door and you can pay to have your picture taken with Geoffrey for $25 (price may change).

Sarah took two water trips - one was the Circle Line from Battery Park to see Lady Liberty / Ellis Island. She enjoyed the free 45 min Ranger tour of Ellis Island. The other was the free Statin Island Ferry which gives great views of Manhattan. While there she also recommends Empire State and The Rock (best at night). She visited Ground Zero and shopped on 5th Ave, at Dylans Candy Bar and Century 21.




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Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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