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Racing Bears: A Photographic Story

Written by David Ellwand

Illustrated by David Ellwand

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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

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Racing Bears: A Photographic Story Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781910646021
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646021
Publication date: 1st June 2015
Author: David Ellwand
Illustrator: David Ellwand
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Board book
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Other Categories: Publisher of the Month

About David Ellwand

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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