Old Bob is given a bear for his birthday. His granddaughter, Emma, is more than a little jealous. Emma manages to persuade Bob to give her the bear and soon she is inseparable from it. Years later, Bob gets the bear back and he learns an important lesson about just how much you can love a toy. Ages 4-7.
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Niki Daly is both author and illustrator of this wonderful book. He is the creator of many other books for children, with many prize winners among them. Niki Daly is the creator of our own Boy on the Beach. This is his second picture book for Bloomsbury. Niki lives in South Africa with his illustrator wife Jude Daly.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-Emma's grandpa has always wanted a fuzzy-wuzzy teddy bear but when he receives a new one for his birthday, it's obvious to Emma that, "Old Bob didn't LOVE his brown bear." After a bit of a fuss, she is allowed to take Teddy to her house where he gets the full treatment: trips to the beach, cuddles, bubble baths, and snuggles. Teddy's vacation becomes an extended stay, and the new stuffed animal becomes threadbare. Emma grows and eventually abandons him for other toys. A few years later, when Old Bob notices and covets the by-now much-loved bear at the bottom of her toy box, Emma recognizes that the hugged-to-pieces Teddy has become exactly what Old Bob needs. This loving family and their cozy surroundings shine through the lighthearted watercolor vignettes of Teddy's adventures. The alternating full- and double-page illustrations gently but firmly set the story's pace. Both Emma and Old Bob are multidimensional characters; she is a combination of feisty toddler and a bear's best friend and he is a pragmatic adult with a child's sensibility. From the endpapers of the bear cavorting to the sweet satisfaction of the final three-way hug, this touching tale is perfect for one-on-one sharing or as a thoughtful addition to the standard storytime themes of either teddy bears or grandparents.
Carol Ann Wilson, Westfield Memorial Library, NJ
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