Racing Bears: A Photographic Story by David Ellwand

Racing Bears: A Photographic Story

Written by David Ellwand
Illustrated by David Ellwand

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Publisher of the Month   
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Teddies take the wheel in this busy and attractive board book, and David Ellwand’s collection of vintage bears certainly look very at home in their battered but stylish old-style racing cars. Yellow Bear is the favourite to win but his race comes to a sudden end when black smoke starts pouring out of his exhaust. Wheel to wheel the cars speed on until on the final lap Tiny Teddy just edges into the lead to take the chequered flag and be crowned champion. The text is great fun to read aloud, and full of drama, while bears and cars are equally full of character and simply irresistible! ~ Andrea Reece


Racing Bears: A Photographic Story by David Ellwand

A first story board book featuring teddy bears racing vintage toy cars. With plenty to spot in the images, a rolling rhyme and sounds to make, this is a traditional early board book to share over and over again with a very young child.

It's race day at the teddy track and David Ellwand's much-loved vintage bears are out in a motley assortment of bangers, oil cans and spanners at the ready, for the annual Teddy Grand Prix.

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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Book Info


Board book
22 pages


David Ellwand
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Old Barn Books

Publication date

1st June 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.

Find Old Barn Books on facebook, Instagram and twitter @oldbarnbooks.

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