One day, a boy accidentally leaves his much-loved teddy bear on a chair in the park. Night falls and the bear's adventure starts when an owl carries him off in its claws. With the help of a passing trombonist, the bear lives to tell the tale, and is happily reunited with his boy the following day.
As the book is written in rhyming couplets, it's easy for young children to join in with the storytelling. And it's a wonderful cautionary tale for anyone who's ever shouted "I don't want to go home. I want to stay in the park forever". (Ages 2 to 5) --Lisa Gee
A Big Book edition is also available.
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"Anyone old enough to be attached to a teddy bear will be enchanted... Sarah Hayes' rhyming couplets work very well, and Helen Craig's illustrations are just right." Wendy Cope, The Daily Telegraph; "For those ready for their first story, there could be no better choice than This is the Bear." Judy Taylor, The Independent