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Home Before Dark

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When Lily accidentally drops Teddy from her carriage, the little bear is determined to make it back to her before bedtime. Full-color illustrations.
Published March 1st 2001 by Scholastic (first published June 28th 1998)
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Jan 14, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
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There is just something special about this Teddy bear! He warms my heart.

A fall from the stroller turns Teddy’s day out in the park into a blustery, wet adventure. Can he find his way back home?

Mr. Beck has a wonderful way of capturing Teddy’s determination and courage with bright colors, different points of view, and expressions on that adorable furry face. He looked so lost and sad at some points, but he padded on and on over the hills and through the rain.

Every soggy step and tumble will ha
Charlotte Stevens
Apr 02, 2014 Charlotte Stevens rated it it was amazing
Home Before Dark is an adorable story about Lily, a little girl who visits the park and unknowingly leaves her beloved teddy bear behind. The story follows this determined little Teddy as he battles his way through the elements, the park and the busy streets to return home to Lily before her bedtime proving himself to be a “brave little Teddy”.

I really like this book and I think it’s a great read for young children as I’m sure many can relate to having something very precious that they would no
Apr 23, 2014 Nina rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet book, especially to read to a child before bed time or young children during a carpet session. Its a picture book about a little girl who goes to the park with her mum and her teddy. Without realising, she drops her teddy. so the teddy then travels through the rain and wind and big people just to get home before dark as the girl cannot sleep without her teddy. Great use of images in this book. Also allows children to relate to the story, perhaps they too have once misplaced ...more
Chelsie Abra
Oct 21, 2013 Chelsie Abra rated it really liked it
Very cute story about a teddy bear who gets lost and has to find his way back home. Suitable for toddler stortyime!
Oct 23, 2011 ABC rated it really liked it
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This adorable book is about a bear that has been left at the park. Teddy must try and get home before dark.

This book is set during autumn.
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Ian Archibald Beck (born 1947 in Brighton) is an English children's illustrator and author. In addition to his numerous children's books, he is also most famous for his cover illustration on Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. He has sold more than a million copies of his books worldwide.
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