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Throwaway Bear
Throwaway Bear
 
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Author : Sandy Nightingale
Publisher : Andersen Press
ISBN# : 9780862648992
Pages : 32
Price :INR 1044
Offer Price:INR 929
 
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Spoiled Sophie doesn’t want her Birthday Bear, so the little teddy finds himself stuffed into a garbage can. But his adventures have only just begun. Half-buried by a dog, ridiculed by rabbits, and picked at by a raven, the bear is very much the worse for wear when he’s finally fished out of a pond by a little boy named Paul. A beautifully illustrated tale about a Throwaway Bear who, at last, finds someone to love and care for him. Sandy Nightingale is an author and illustrator whose books include A Giraffe on the Moon, One Pink Pig, I’m a Little Monster, and The Witch’s Spell.

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Sophie is so spoiled she doesnt appreciate her birthday gifts especially when she announces she has better teddies than one she receives as a gift. Bear is cast aside and mistakenly thrown out in the trash. Fortunately, a kindly garbage man rescues him but uses him for a decoration on the front of his garbage truck. Bear isnt tied on tightly enough, though, and finds himself propelled into the mouth of a runaway dog, which then buries him in a deep hole. This is just the beginning of Bears adventures. He is tormented by rabbits, pecked at by a raven, tossed into a cold deep lake to be caught by a boys fishing lure and propelled once again this time back on dry land. Bear lies on the ground for what seems a very long time. He isnt feeling very new or very wanted. Later, Bear hears a new sound of laughter. It is Paul, along for a walk with his mother and sister, who rescues Bear. Bear is very much in need of TLC by now. Pauls mother agrees to do her best to fluff him up and give him another chance, this time as a birthday gift to Poppy, Pauls sister. Will Poppy want him, or throw him away as Sophie did? This is a great story about second, third, and even fourth chances and an encouragement to those who read it. Adults may have to interpret what a lorry, dustman, and a dustcart are. The illustrations are gentle and expressive, and the writing descriptive. Nightingale captures the unsure emotions of Bear, the spoiled attitude of Sophie, and the pure joy of Paul and Poppy most appropriately. 2001, Anderson Press,

 

 
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