It's the Bear! by Jez Alborough
(Eddy & the Bear)

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The hilarious sequel to Where's My Teddy? features little Eddie, his teddy, Freddie, and the amazingly oversized bear he had discovered the last time he went into the woods--and this time, the bear is hungry.
 

About Jez Alborough

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Jez Alborough was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 1959. After secondary school, Jez went to Art School in Norwich. After college, he spent two years as an editorial illustration freelancer, before he started writing and illustrating his own children's books. In 1984 his first book, Bare Bear, was published and in 1985 Jez was runner-up in The Mother Goose Award for this book. He has now written and illustrated over thirty books for children Alborough and 500 schoolchildren in London embraced each other for fifteen seconds in a giant "hugathon," raising nearly six thousand dollars for charity and earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in celebration of the publication of his book Hug.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kids like to be proven right and Alborough (coauthor of Big Bear's Treasury, Vol.

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and It's the Bear!, this oversize book about Eddie and his teddy bear, Freddy, will endear itself to pint-size preschoolers,"" wrote PW.

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The sequel to Where's My Teddy?, Jez Alborough's My Friend Bear (1998) returns as a board book.

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""Oh, teddy [says the bear, whimpering], what can I do?/ I've got no friends, apart from you."" Eddie, hiding behind the bear's teddy, ""speaks"" for the teddy and laughs when the bear falls for his ventriloquism.

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PW called this tale of shared human-ursine fright ""just scary enough for preschoolers, who will love the pie-in-the-sky ending in which both the bear and the boy's mother get their just deserts."" .

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``We don't get great big bears around here,'' says Eddie's mother as she unpacks a picnic lunch in the woods.

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