Teddy's World by Joost Elffers

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All great children’s literature, from Alice’s Adventures to Where the Wild Things Are, features wonderful characters who lead the reader on imaginative journeys of transformation. Teddy’s World presents a poignant journey into the inner life of the dearest and most powerful icon of childhood. A beautifully designed book for all ages, Teddy’s World features 200 full-color photomontages of the teddy bear’s world that are sometimes surreal, sometimes super-real, and always witty and original. The playful text — which follows Teddy’s rough-and-tumble times through the ups and downs of love and loss, joy and trauma — invites readers to explore their own emotional attachment to Teddy. This sumptuous visual tour is a fitting tribute to the teddy bear, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2002.

About Joost Elffers

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In the fertile mind of artist/sculptor Saxton Freymann, a cauliflower is a poodle, an artichoke is a wolf, a banana is an octopus, and a pumpkin is just about anything. Fruits and veggies - meticulously carved, then photographed - are his special gift to the bountiful world of children’s literature. "What’s great about food," he says, "is that it keeps all of the photos fun." Freymann lives in New York City with his wife and three children, all of whom are very healthy, he says, because they eat the cast of characters he works on. For more information about Saxton Freymann, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks Born in The Netherlands to artist parents, Joost turned his creative energy to food in 1976, when he became fascinated with the garnishes used by Japanese sushi chefs. The result was Play With Your Food, his first collaboration with Saxton Freymann, and a bestseller for the whole family. Joost believes that if you can open children’s eyes and thinking with things they can understand and duplicate - like food creations - a new range of creativity opens up. "Then," he says, "you can take them to a museum.
Published October 1, 2002 by Joost Elffers Books. 192 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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De Vries has been putting her myriad antique stuffed bears into ornate and homey arrangements and photographing them for 27 years: bears reading to each other;

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