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The importance of a special toy is perfectly captured in this passionate story about how a toy can be ‘real’. When searching for a birthday present for her baby brother, Minty finds a tiny toy bear who can talk. Instantly, the two become the very best of friends. How will Minty be able to give Tink to her little brother? Mum says that she must but luckily, in the nick of time, Tink is saved for Minty and the future looks bright for the two companions.
Minty is delighted - she has found her very own talking toy bear called Tink! But Tink is to be a present for her baby brother, so she must think of a way to save him for herself. After all, Tink picked her, and he is afraid the baby might eat him! Will Minty be able to save him, or will she lose him forever?
|Publication date:||5th March 2009|
|Author:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating ...More About Emma Chichester Clark