Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-1/4″x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Family, Imagination, Teddy Bears
“Very charming…an artful, deep reminder of how pleasurable it is for kids to have teddy in attendance…Varley’s pen-and-wash art has teddy’s essential qualities: homey, disheveled, and warm.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“The genuine sweetness of this story is hard to resist.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Delightful… The text is lively, and the softly colored, clear illustrations give the characters wonderful personalities that will tickle reader’s funny bones.” ―School Library Journal
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Meet the Author
Jeanne Willis is the author of numerous books, including The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear, The Monster Bed, and The Monster Storm, all illustrated by Susan Varley; The Rascally Cake (winner of the Children’s Book Award); and the Dr. Xargle series. She lives in England.
Meet the Illustrator
Susan Varley is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear, Captain Small Pig, The Monster Bed, and The Monster Storm (both written by Jeanne Willis). She is also the author-illustrator of Badger’s Parting Gifts, which has sold more than a half a million copies worldwide and received numerous awards. Varley lives in England.