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Where Teddy Bears Come From Hardcover – August 1, 2009
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About the Author
RUSSELL AYTO has illustrated several picture books, including Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs; You'll Grow Soon, Alex; and The Witch's Children. He lives in England.
Top Customer Reviews
He then meets up with a bearded old man in a red suit who wishes the little wolf was indeed the big bad wolf as he needs help inflating a flat tire. Little wolfe kindly obliges with some huffing and puffing and then asks the man if he knows where teddy bears come from. The man assures him he will soon find out--which he does by the end of the book.
The illustrations are modern and colorful, the prose is fun to read out loud and it's full of personality. It really stands out amongst Christmas books and I recommend it.
Even though this story seems like a typical story line and is very repetitive, it flows very well. After each page you are curious as to where he will go next.
The illustrations are a modern, angular cartoon style. I do not prefer this style of illustration as it does not help the story flow. It actually distracted me often while reading the story. On the first two pages, I had to look everywhere for the wolf the story was talking about. I prefer illustrations that are clear and enable me to zero in on what is important right away.
At the beginning of this story, you believe you are looking for the answer to a profound question, but instead you end up with a Christmas story (Santa brings teddy bears.) The question is never fully answered because the last line of the book is, "And that might not be where all teddy bears come from, but it's where this little wolf got his."
This book is advertized for ages four and up. I believe elementary aged children will enjoy this style of story and illustration the most.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my all time favorite books. I could only find it on Amazon.Published on June 25, 2014 by M. H. Mclane
Sure to Entertain for the Holiday Season and Beyond. Great illustrations and plot. Fun to read for adult and child!Published on February 11, 2014 by Dawnimal
Such a cute story! The illustrations are beautiful. I bought this with my daughter's first teddy bear and I couldn't be happier with it.Published on December 5, 2012 by Jennifer