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Threadbear Paperback – 20 Aug 1992


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (20 Aug. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340573503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340573501
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 23 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998. for more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

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Brilliant. (The Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Threadbear is an classic picture book from Mick Inkpen, whose books are read and loved by children and adults the world over.

Mick Inkpen's books have sold millions worldwide and he is a household name. Threadbear was first published in 1990.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
Threadbear is a bear with a squeaker that doesn't squeak. The story tells how Father Christmas intervenes to help Threadbear, and is beautifully told with excellent illustrations and gentle humour. No difficult words or concepts, so excellent for reading to toddlers- it's one of my 3 year old's regular choices at bed time. Very highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 20 Feb. 2008
Format: Hardcover
In this particular story, nobody could make Threadbear's squeaker work....not Mum, not Dad, not even the doctor!
Even the other toys tried to help.....and with 'Grey Thing's' helpful advice, Threadbear goes on a mission in search of an answer to his problem!

Large size paperback with 32 shiny high quality pages in the popular two-page spread format, with bold, moderate sized text.
Wonderfully illustrated with meaningful facial expressions further enhancing this witty story.

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'There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked......'

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'Ben's bear was called Threadbear. He was old. Bits of him had worn out. Or worked loose. Or dropped off. He had a paw that didn't match, and a button for an eye. ........But there was one thing that had always been wrong with Threadbear. The silly man who had made him had put too much stuffing inside him.
His arms were too hard. His legs were too hard. And there was so much stuffing inside his tummy that his squeaker had been squashed. It had never squeaked. Not even once.
Threadbear hated having a squeaker in his tummy that wouldn't squeak. It made him feel that he was letting Ben down.
Ben's frog could croak. His space monster could squelch. And his electronic robot could burble away for hours if its batteries were the right way round.
Even the little toy that Ben called 'Grey Thing' could make a noise, and nobody knew what 'Grey Thing' was meant to be!.......'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicki on 20 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
Another lovely book from Mick Inkpen. Great pictures and poor old Threadbear, my children fell in love with him and felt very sorry for him. But thank goodness a happy ending. A wonderful story for child to sit with Mummy or Daddy and enjoy cuddles and a good story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By denis on 30 May 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Teaches about emotions, so much to talk about a delightful and entertaining book. I do not know a young child who has not enjoyed this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By penny davies on 2 May 2014
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My FAVOURITE Mick Inkpen - a sad and wonderful adventure with such delightful pictures. You can't help but fall in love with Threadbear.
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Format: Paperback
Top book with a happy ending. What more can one ask?
Threadbear's sad and troubled life is cured by his friendly owner who has him washed and cleaned. He's nolonger hard and uncomfortable, but cuddly and 'bear-like'.
An excellent addition to any families portfolio of children's books and one that we've passed on to many others at birthday's and christmas time. The 'pocket' version certainly kept my little ones entertained on a long journey to Australia.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
...This is one of my all time favourite books. Threadbare has a problem that he has had for as long as he can remember. His squeaker doesn't and never has worked. One day he gets so cross about this that he decides to do something about it. With a special helping hand from Father Christmas, Threadbear sets off to find a squeaker tree. If you are a lover of teddy bears, you will need a hanky or a teddy handy when you get to the last page of this wonderful, magical story.
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By Morla on 2 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
i had this book when i was a child, this is the only place where i could find one new as they are no longer making them. my son loves it just as much as i did when i was his age (:
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