Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman
  

Cuddle Bear

Written by Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Gavin Scott

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Meet Cuddle Bear, the unforgettable hero with hugs for everyone! A perfect book for parent and child to share time and time again.

Click here to visit the author page for Claire Freedman, where you can read a Q&A including how Claire got the inspiration for this book.

Synopsis

Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman

Do you need cuddles, cheer up hugs or snuggles to share? Then Cuddle Bear is made for you - a hug-you-happy Bear!

Reviews

'This really is an ideal story to read aloud while you cuddle up with your little one at bedtime.. I enjoyed the gentle humour in the illustrations too.. A good book to have to hand for those little ‘upset’ moments.' Parents in Touch

Praise for the Aliens Love Underpants series:

"The catchy bouncy rhymes perfectly complement the colourful wacky pictures of Martians in outsized Y-fronts." Georgia Coleridge, Daily Mail

'..with lots of smelly socks, mouldy cheese, bellybutton fluff and a good fight to get them giggling, this is a guaranteed favourite.' Sally Morris, Daily Mail

"You'll laugh your pants off!" Parent's News

"This book is a feast of colour and humour" Red House Children's Book Award 2008

"This fantastic rhyming story - with hilarious pictures of aliens and, well, underpants - is simply pantastic!" Galaxy British Book Awards 2008

"My three-year-old son Ezra ... says that he finds its attempt at post-ironic subversion of the sci-fi genre tiresome yet addictive. The things they say!"David Baddiel, The Times

"Aliens Love Underpants is a jolly romp in rhyme and pictures" School Librarian

About the Author

Claire Freedman

Claire Freedman lives on the Essex coast. She has worked for the BBC, Harrods and for a reprographic company and now writes full-time. She is the author of a number of books for children, including A Kiss Goodnight, Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones and On This Special Night with Little Tiger Press. When not writing, Claire spends her time sailing, walking in the countryside and, when she can, travelling abroad.

Claire discovered her love of writing for children after joining a local writing group – which she still enjoys attending regularly. She began by writing stories and picture strips for comics including Twinkle, Pingu and Sesame Street, before trying her hand at picture books.

Q&A with Claire Freedman

Where do you continue to get your inspiration from?

It’s not always easy to get new ideas, but usually something small will spark me off. It might be something someone says or does, or even a display in a shop window! Anything and everything can inspire me!

Your picture book Cuddle Bear is absolutely gorgeous. Are there times when you just really need a hug? If there’s nobody around at the time what do you do instead of a hug?

EVERYBODY needs hugs - that’s why it’s good to have Cuddle Bear around! If there’s no one around when I need a cheer up hug, I usually find my way to the extremely lovely store of chocolate bars in my kitchen!

Was there anyone or anything that inspired Cuddle Bear? Do you still have an old bear from when you were younger?

Cuddle Bear was inspired totally by my own teddy bear, Mr Cuddles. My husband, Michael, gave Mr Cuddles to me before we were married. Mr Cuddles has become quite a character in our house – which has led to the storyline!!! Of course he is now over the moon at being published and has insisted I buy him a diamond for his tooth and some celebrity shades!

What was your favourite book when you were growing up?

I loved Winnie the Pooh.

If you had one piece of advice you could give to yourself when you were starting out as a writer, what would it be?

Believe in myself.

What’s the best thing about being a picture book author?

Hearing how much children (and adults!) have enjoyed my books, and that it adds to that special family time together.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
28 pages

Author

Claire Freedman
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Author's Website

www.clairefreedman.co.uk

Publisher

Little Tiger Press an imprint of Magi Publications

Publication date

2nd January 2011

ISBN

9781848953147

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