BEAR AND LION AND LOTS OF BUSES

 

On a bright, warm day in June, Bear and Lion went to Regent’s Street in London. They’d come from Soho to Piccadilly and now they wanted to head north to Regent’s Park. Lion wanted to know if Regent’s Street was in Regent’s Park or if Regent’s Park was in Regent’s Street. “Is the street really big or the the park really small?” Lion wondered.

They checked on the map where they were and off they went. “There are lots of buses,” Bear said, “we can hop on one of those. Girl Friend will pay.”

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Regent’s Street is a busy road but today there were lots of buses parked on it and people walking in the road. “This one goes to Hampstead Heath,” Bear noticed, “that’s in the right direction.” Bear and Lion waited in line to get on.

 

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They were given sticker “fares” before they could board the bus.

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They took a seat upstairs and waited.

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The girls behind them told Bear and Lion that the buses weren’t in service. They were on display to show the different styles that had been carrying Londoners through the years. “It’s the Year of the Bus,” they smiled.

Or the Year of the Bu if you prefer…

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Bear and Lion hopped off to see all the different buses. There were red ones…

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… And green ones.

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There were some little ones…

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… And some really little ones.

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There were some buses with funny fronts…

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… And some had funny windows like this one.

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Some didn’t look like buses at all…

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One bus even had a horse!

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Bear and Lion had a grand time that day.

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In one of the buses was the Voice of the Buses, Emma Hignett. We think she was happy to see Bear and Lion.

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She even did a recording for them. Have a listen.

 

 

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Bear and Lion Go to the Theater

 

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