Two new delightful Freddy Bear books from the award-winning team of Joy Cowley and Philip Webb, especially created for young children.
Published by Upstart Press on 11 May 2017, Board Books, RRP $14.99 each.
Freddy Bear books are designed for reading aloud to children 6 months to 3 years. The main character, a little bear living with loving, supportive parents, approximates a 2–3 years old child. The stories relate to early stages of child development with experiential learning in a safe environment. The text is brought to life by the wonderful illustrations of award-winning illustrator Philip Webb, who is expert at depicting small nuances that can’t be described in words, and he does this with body language and detailed facial expressions.
Freddy Bear and the Big Bed
Freddy Bear is a big bear now and he needs a bigger bed. It’s time to leave the little old cot behind!
Freddy Bear and the Toothpaste
Freddy Bear can brush his teeth all by himself. But the toothpaste comes out too fast — squirt! Oh dear, what will Freddy do?
Joy Cowley is one of the world’s most loved writers and has written many books for both adults and children, including over 400 books specifically for early readers. Her first adult novel was adapted into the 1971 film The Night Digger by screenwriter Roald Dahl.
She has won Book of the Year three times at the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. Joy has many awards including a D.Litt. Roberta Long Medal (USA), and is a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Joy is the author of Buzzy Bee’s Birthday Party, Buzzy Bee’s Food Shapes, Freddy Bear at the Beach, Freddy Bear and the Green Peas, Freddy Bear and Blanky, Freddy Bear and New Faces.
Philip Webb is a children’s book illustrator. He has illustrated a large number of chapter books, story collections and educational publications, and his first picture book was Salmagundi (1985), written by Joy Cowley. He has won many awards and illustrated a great number of well-known children’s books, including Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig.