The Teddy Bears' Picnic

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A favorite childhood song brought to life by one of America's favorite illustrators.

"If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise;
For ev'ry Bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the Teddy Bears
Have their picnic."

The Teddy Bears' Picnic has been sung and loved by English speaking children throughout the world ever since it was written. The intrigue conjured up by the teddy bears picnicking independently of their owners continues to capture the imaginations of children everywhere.

Michael Hague's illustrations are simultaneously panoramic and detailed. Against the backdrop of country landscapes, lovable teddies of all shapes and descriptions picnic and play.


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User Review  - mjm232 - LibraryThing

This is a cute story. It's a story told to inform children what their teddy bears do when the they're not around. The illustrations are great and help tell the story of a grand outdoor picnic in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andreawallin - LibraryThing

Reaction: I enjoyed these charming illustrations and the old familiar song lovingly brought me back to my childhood. The final couple of pages show the children unzipping their teddy bear costumes and getting ready for bed while Mom and Dad sip tea in the kitchen. A comforting read! Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Jimmy Kennedy wrote more than 1000 popular songs. He served as the president of the British Academy of Songwriters, won two Ivor Novello awards, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He died in 1984.

Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and The Teddy Bears' Picnic. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Kathleen.

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