I’ve always loved bears. It’s hardly surprising as my first ever possession was a teddy bear. His name was Pink Ted, no prizes for guessing what colour he was!
Pink Ted went everywhere with me until finally I loved him to pieces. Poor Pink Ted, he left me for that Great Bear Cave in the Sky many years ago now. I still miss him but luckily my daughter lets me borrow Bear Bear, her own treasured friend, when I’m in need of a bear hug.
I love reading about bears too and there are many brilliant book bears. Here are a few of my favourites - in no particular order:
v Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne
v This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig
v The huge scaredy bear in Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough
v Iorek Byrnison the armoured bear in Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights
But there is one book bear that towers above the rest. He is funny, kind, principled and shrewd. I first met him as a child and I’ve been laughing at his antics ever since. He is Paddington.
Two very special bears!
If you like bears too then I’m giving away copies of the latest Fairy Bear books, Lulu and Poppy. Books will be sent to the first two people who e-mail me the correct answer to this question.
Where do the Fairy Bears live?
Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date 20th July at noon (UK time).