Friday, August 10, 2012

Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for a bedtime story. In a nutshell it is about mistaken identities and the associated humour that comes with the mix up. It begins with a small boy meandering through a forest desperately searching for his beloved teddy called Freddie. Suddenly he chances upon a huge teddy in the forest which he mistakes for his own Freddie even though he can't understand how he got to be so enormous. Then along strides the real owner! The rhythms and repetitions in the book book enhance the action in the story and make this a great read-aloud book. Jez Alborough's water colour, crayon and pencil drawings underscore the humour in this quirky little tale. This is the miniature version which fits in one hand, and it is shelved on The little bookshelf for little books in the classroom.

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