Sunday, October 7, 2012

Arnold the Prickly Teddy by Kym Lardner


Prickly fur is definitely not a teddy bear's best asset, it endears you to no-one, so it seems. Arnold sits day after day gathering dust  in a toy shop in the midst of the fast-selling pink and softer variety of ted. Despite a price reduction, he still doesn't sell and finds himself unceremoniously tossed into a rubbish skip. Luckily, after almost two days of lying among broken toys and wrapping paper, a small had reaches up and liberates Arnold, and his life suddenly takes a turn for the better. This is a heart-warming story that really illustrates the power of love. Kim Lardner has a straight-forward engaging writing style and his huge, detailed and very colourful drawings bring the text to life. 



Kym spends a lot of time touring around and entertaining children with his story-telling, illustrations and songs. He came to Illawarra Primary School a few years back when I was teaching there, and I think I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed another performance as much as his.

If you would like to hear Kim Lardner and appreciate his sense of humour, click on the following link:
http://www.summerreadingclub.slq.qld.gov.au/archive/src08_09/listen_to_kym_lardner

2 comments:

  1. Hey, Really great work, I would like to join your blog anyway so please continue sharing with us,personalised teddy bear

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  2. Thank you for such lovely comments about my work. Learn more at www.kymlardner.com

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