WHERE TEDDY BEARS COME FROM by Mark Burgess
Kirkus Star

WHERE TEDDY BEARS COME FROM

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

An utterly appealing little gray wolf sets off on a quest to find a teddy bear of his own in this fresh, original Christmas story that integrates fairy-tale characters into the plot. In proper fairy-tale fashion, the little wolf in turn asks Wise Owl, the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood where he might find his own teddy bear. Then the little wolf helps an old man (with a white beard) fix the tire on his red truck by huffing and puffing air into the tire, and the next morning the wolf finds a wrapped package by his bed containing his own teddy bear. All the elements of a winner come together in this enchanting effort: a charming main character, Ayto’s stylish mixed-media illustrations with a jazzy color palette, polished prose and a rewarding story. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-56145-487-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Peachtree
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2009




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