Down swirled the white flakes, blowing this way and that. It was snowing furiously in North Pole Land, and even the immense workshop of Santa Claus was almost buried in white. How the wind howled! It whistled down the chimneys, and blew the sparks about. "Whew, how cold it is!" cried a Wax Doll, who did not have any shoes on, for she was not yet quite finished. "What makes such a breeze in here?" and she shivered as she pulled up over her legs a blanket of plush cloth from which Santa Claus and his men made Teddy Bears.
This is a treasury of over 35 bedtime stories. You can meet the bears of Bearborough: Albert, Barney, Bertram, Cleo, Emmeline, Martha, Max, Mr Minim and many more. In this cuddly collection of sleepytime stories, youngsters build snow bears and try to find the end of a rainbow, a daddy bear stretches the truth with his tall tales, clumsy Cousin Carlotta hosts a grand ball, Barney and his mother face flyaway laundry, and Uncle Hugo builds an extraordinary invention. It includes an useful index of themes that makes it easy for you to select just the right story. These tales are the perfect length for bedtime reading, with accessible language and pretty pictures that will keep small children entertained as you read together at the end of a busy day. The little town of Bearborough is home to as fine a bunch of bears as you are likely to meet. There are baby bears and granny bears, opera-singing bears and even trampolining bears! In these exciting and amusing adventures, Barney sees a ghost, his father attempts to paint a masterpiece, Bertram clears out his books - much to the delight of bookworm Barney - and Mr Minim gets unexpected help winding up the Town Hall Clock. Children and parents alike will enjoy reading about the troubles and triumphs of this town of teddy bears.
Teddy Bear is missing from the nursery, so Alex and Lily are going on a bear hunt. Along the way Alex is helped by many of his favourite nursery-rhyme characters. Their rhymes and songs help Alex and Lily to follow the trail of their runaway friend.
It s bedtime for Bunny Boo. But where is her teddy? Is he on the bookselves? No, that s Hippo! Perhaps he s in the laundry room? No, that s Dog and Frog. A delightful peekaboo book with chunky tabs for little hands to push and pull."
It is not easy for one to believe that he ever was a cub. Of course, I know that I was, and as it was only nine years ago I ought to remember it fairly clearly. It is not so much a mere matter of size, although it is doubtful if any young bear realizes how small he is. My father and mother seemed enormous to me, but, on the other hand, my sister was smaller than I, and perhaps the fact that I could always box her ears when I wanted to gave me an exaggerated idea of my own importance.
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