The Teddy Robber by Ian Beck

The Teddy Robber

Written by Ian Beck
Illustrated by


The Teddy Robber by Ian Beck

Someone is stealing teddies. But who could it be? Who is the Teddy Robber? When Tom's own teddy is snatched in the dead of night, he is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery...A friendly, warmhearted and cheerful story that makes the perfect bedtime read for young children, teddies and Giants!

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Big, handsome, irresistible * Observer * Sweet and gently paced . . . A beautifully illustrated bedtime story * Junior * Marvellous and highly entertaining * Books for Your Children * A good read-together or a good read-alone * Child Education * The illustrations work beautifully together . . . It is the perfect bedtime story for tiny tots and their teddies * Write Away! *

About the Author

Ian Beck

Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art.

Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He's been involved in the record industry, and painted the cover of one of the most popular records of all time: Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. One of Ian's titles, Lost in Snow, was made into an animated film for TV and his books have now sold a million copies worldwide.

Q & A with Ian Beck

1. When did you first start to write stories or draw?

2. In general, where do your ideas come from?

3. What made you write this book?

4. What have you enjoyed most about working on this book?

5. What is your earliest memory?

6. What did you enjoy most at school?

7. Of all the places you have lived, where have you felt most at home and why?

8. Is there a particular holiday destination that you have visited that you would love to return to?

9. Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your pets, past or present?

10. What would you say is your greatest talent?

11. What new skill – it can be anything at all – would you love to learn?

12. What is the most unusual job you have done?

13. What is your most treasured possession?

14. Is there a particular book, author, or film that had a great impact on you in your childhood?

15. What are your hobbies?

Listening to film music and going to the cinema as often as possible.

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32 pages


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Picture Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th January 2006



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