Teddy Bear Tales
Stories featuring teddy bears performing like a human and having great adventures, have been written about some pretty amazing bears. The first teddy bear that comes to mind is, of course, Winnie The Pooh. Alan Alexander Milne, wrote mostly plays and novels. However, his most popular works are his Pooh stories. You can find excerpts from a few of his well known stories at: http://www.just-pooh.
com/stories.html. Another teddy bear, that is quite famous in his own right, goes by the name of Paddington bear. Christmas Eve, 1956, author Michael Bond, saw a small, toy bear on a shelf in a London store. He felt sorry for it, bought it, and took it home as a gift for his wife.
He named the toy bear Paddington because they lived near Paddington Station. He wrote a few stories about the bear for fun; at the end of 10 days he had a book on his hands. He has since written several books about Paddington Bear. You are able to purchase 7 episodes of the BBC series, featuring Paddington Bear, on this site: http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7000000078397. Of course there are other, less popular, bears with a story or two about them. At, http://members.aol.com/AnglWhisps/bears.
html, you will find A Teddy Bear Story. This is more a poem than a story, but it does bear looking into. Go to: http://www.beartime.com/, and you will find fantastic stories about teddy bears, as well as, other teddy bear related activities. Visit: www.theodoreroosevelt.org/kidscorner/trteddy.htm, if you really want to know where teddy bears came from. There you will find the true story of how the teddy bear began, and the role President Theodore Roosevelt played in the birth of the stuffed animal.
On Theodore and Tilly Bear's Fun-site, :http://j4tb.com/funsite/index.htm, you will find lots of teddy bear stories, poems, and games to play. The adventures of Chocolate the teddy bear can be found at: http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/cray/695/story.html. Chocolate The Naughty Teddy, Chocolate's Trip, A New Friend For Chocolate, and Chocolate And Cake Don't Mix, are all stories about a teddy bear who seems to always get into mischief. Care Bears are teddy bears that began as an animation. These cute little bears have seen their share of adventure.
Care Bear videos and books are available for purchase. Yogi Bear, that pi-in-ic basket stealing bear from Jellystone Park, Has been a teddy bear. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in the late 1950's Yogi began his life in automation. His best friend and sidekick, Boo-Boo has also been a teddy bear. Rupert is a bear who started out at the business end of the pen, of artist, Mary Toutel, in 1920 and still appears as a comic strip in The Daily Express. He has also been a teddy bear and stars in his own series on PBS channels. I'm sure if you do some research on Teddy Bear Tales, you will be able to find many sources. From web-sites and books, to animation. The teddy bear, and bears in general, are very popular subjects.
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