Bluebell Bears A Counting Book by David Ellwand

Bluebell Bears A Counting Book

Written by David Ellwand
Illustrated by David Ellwand

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In the beautiful setting of a bluebell wood one bear goes out to play, picnic basket in hand. On each page that follows he’s joined by another teddy bear friend ready to join in the fun until ten happy and hungry bears assemble for their picnic tea and cake. A jolly rhyming text encourages the reader or the read-to to count along and the bears, all favourites from David Ellwand’s vintage collection, are real characters! There’s a little dog hiding among the bluebells too for sharp little eyes to spot. A genuinely charming and unusual counting book. ~ Andrea Reece


Bluebell Bears A Counting Book by David Ellwand

The first in a brand new series of first board books, featuring the many well-loved toys in David Ellwand's vintage collection. Here, the intrepid teddies set out for a walk through the bluebell woods, collecting friends one by one as they go. Babies will love the friendly teddy faces and toddlers will enjoy learning to count to 10 as they follow the bears on the see-saw, the swings and playing hide and seek in the woods. There are plenty of visual jokes to amuse children and adults alike with the added challenge of trying to spot the little dog hiding in every picture.

About the Author

David Ellwand has written and illustrated over 20 children's books since his first, 'The Big Book of Beautiful Babies', was published in 1995. He won the Booktrust Baby Book Award for 'Amazing Baby: I Love You'. The teddies first starred in 'Ten in the Bed' in 2000 and have gone on to illustrate many first rhymes, including 'Wheels on the Bus' and 'Old Macdonald has a Farm'. Old Barn Books is Ellwand's new independent publishing company.

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Board book
22 pages


David Ellwand
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Old Barn Books

Publication date

1st April 2015




Publisher Profile

Old Barn Books is an imprint of Old Barn Books


Old Barn Books is a new, artist-led, independent, publisher of illustrated books for children and gift books for adults. With an office in a barn in the woods we published our first book, Bluebell Bears, in April 2015 and have published a book each month since. Working with creative friends old and new we have published board books, picture books and novelty books. Our list is eclectic and personal and aims to share our enjoyment of great illustration and the things our children love.

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