On a dark winters evening, a lone teddy bear lies beneath the swings in a large park as the frost sets in. His stuffing is hanging loose, his cardigans a mess and his owner, Captain Keith, is nowhere to be seen and hasn't even realised he's missing.
Captain Keith and Ted have always had lots of fun - they've played together, fought dogs together and somersaulted in the air.
A passerby offers to help, but Teddy insists on waiting for Captain Keith. Teddy says he's fine, he knows that Captain Keith will return for him.
But does Captain Keith even know he has lost his teddy? Does he even care?
A warm and compassionate story, featuring wonderful watercolour artwork which will steal the heart of any youngster and their teddy.
Bruce Atherton's playful rhyming verse makes this an excellent book to read aloud.Bruce Atherton
has been talling tall stories for as long as he can remember. Between 1987 and 1999 he worked as a journalist for several media groups including: The Age, Australian Associated Press and other independant newspapers. He is the author of 'The Billycart Ride, Illustrated by Keith Mc Ewan and the novel 'Al Dentay and the Incredible Spaghetti Machine'.Elise Hurst
is an illustrator and author of children's books, as well as a traditional artist. Her previous Lothian books include 'A Dream of Bunyips Dancing (shortlisted for the 2003 Crichton Award), 'The Elephant's Big Day Out, 'Maximillion Jones' and 'Where's God?' written by Victor Kelleher (an International Board on Books for Young People White Ravens listed book).
Lothian Children's Books / Hachette Children's Books
Illustrated by Elise Hurst
Children's Picture Book
Review: Bruce Atherton is an exceptionally talented rhyming story teller, 'Tough ol' Teddy' is one of the most gorgeous and extertaining children stories I've read. Children will love 'Tough Ol' Teddy' for years and years.Buy it now at