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Little Eddy has lost his toy bear and goes looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - but he doesn't know he's in for a big surprise!
Paperback, 27 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Walker & Company (first published January 1st 1992)
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karen
i read this while i was waiting in line to use the bathroom at the best childrens library ever yesterday. this book is a delight. im probably going to spoil it, but its like an 8 page book - theres really no room for dramatic plot twists - imagine somehow losing your teddy bear in a forest (yeah i dont know - it could happen), and then you turn a corner (turn a tree?) and there is your teddy only he is enormous!!! imagine that moment of confusion and terror. have you shrunk?? has the teddy grown...more
Hassan Ali
Book Review 7 - Where’s My Teddy? – Jez Alborough

This book is fantastic! It is about a young boy called Eddy who goes off to search for his teddy called Freddy in the woods. While in the woods, Eddy finds a huge bear and wonders how his small teddy became so big and suddenly hears someone crying not too far away. The crying comes from a gigantic bear that is clutching a small teddy and is also desperate to find his teddy bear. Children will have fun finding out what happens next in the story, wh...more
Zequoia Hyche
Where's My Teddy is a really great story that teaches children about sizes and which size is appropriate for which character. I like how Jez Alborough used the concept of bears to convey his story. I thought that was interesting and I the illustrations were very big and bold and fitting for the story that was being told. I liked how both characters both needed their bears, so that they could sleep at night. Overall its a nice story for parents to read to their children before going to bed with t...more
Kay
Poor Eddy loses his teddy, Freddy and he goes into the woods to search for him. A dark and horrible wood, where Eddy gets scared. He would rather be in bed with his teddy, Freddy. Eddy tiptoes through the wood until he sees something. It is a GIANT TEDDY BEAR. Surprised at the size, Eddy thinks that teddy is now too big to cuddle or fit in this bed and he looks glum.

Then Eddy hears sobbing and a loud voice, ‘How did you get to be tiddly and small?’ A gigantic bear was stomping towards Eddy carry...more
Noreen Butt
This is about a young boy called Eddy who goes off to search for his teddy called Freddy in the woods. To his surprise, he meets a gigantic bear in the woods. He sits there wondering how the teddy became so big to cuddle and how he will never fit in his bed. Suddenly he hears a sound of sobbing coming nearer and nearer. Eddy hides behind the big teddy when he is faced by a real gigantic bear who is also looking for his big teddy. He has Eddy’s small teddy. Eventually they each grab their own ted...more
Zaynab Modaykhan
This story tells the tale of a boy named Eddy who has lost his teddy named Freddy! Eddy wonders through the woods to find Freddy and stumbles across a teddy who looks like his teddy, but is a huge sized one! Eddy feels sad as he realises that he cant take this big teddy home now as he is too big to fit into his bed! Then, Eddy hears a voice sobbing and talking about their teddy being too small and that the small teddy wont be able to fit into their giant sized bed! Eddy becomes scared and hides...more
Holly
This story is about a boy and a bear who lose their teddies.

The book is very funny with its content and combined with the heavy rhyming pattern of the book makes for a very enjoyable read with children as a large group.

The pictures are very descriptive and add to the humour of the book. Due to the nature of the story, it also gives the children to predict the outcome of the book.

This book would be very suitable in the Early Years.
Olubukola Apoeso
WHERE‘S MY TEDDY
This children’s literature is very illustrative, imaginative and captivating. It’s about a boy Eddy, who lost his teddy, Freddy. He went all out to look for it and during his search,He found a bigger teddy and thought it was his. He began to wonder aloud how big it had gone and just at the nick of time, a gigantic bear came out of the woods, holding Eddy’s teddy bear, Freddy. They both looked surprised and quickly exchanged the teddy bear and walked quickly to their homes.
This bo...more
Katie Pszczola
This fun rhyming story would be a fun book for students to read on their own while they are learning to read. The pictures help us understand the words. The words are mostly short and rhyme so children would be able to read on their own.
Michelle McBeth
This book has colorful and simple illustrations for little ones. The story is cute. It is about a little boy who loses his teddy in the forest but is confused by finding a gigantic teddy bear that surely can't be his own. It turns out to be the teddy bear of a real bear who in turn is holding the little boy's little teddy. Both boys are reunited with their teddies and run home, scared at seeing each other. It is a simple straight forward story with suspense, but not too frightening. The bear is...more
Amy
This is the most adorable book ever! A case of mistaken teddy identity leaves a bear and a boy very confused.

The story is hilarious, and the pictures are so adorable. I wanted to cuddle everything on the page.
Sharena
This is a very easy read. I love that there are many rhyming words. I think this is a great read aloud because the rhyming helps the children be apart of the story. They can guess what word will come next.
Caitlin
This short story is a little far-fetched, (why would a child lose his teddy in the “dark horrible” woods?) But, it is funny. The illustrations are decent; the words are big and simple to read. The summary is that a little boy named Eddie has lost his teddy bear, named Freddie in the woods. When he goes to find his teddy he stumbles upon a teddy bear that looks like his Freddie, but is much too large…while trying to figure out what has happened, a giant real bear shows up, who has a problem that...more
Eileen
I read this book to a Year 1 class and I have to say that the children really enjoyed the story. The storyline had the children engaged, because they were guessing where the bear would be, the children were in suspense. Within the story a little boy loses his teddy. He then thinks that he has found the teddy but it is actually a real life bear. The end of the story is also quite reassuring for the children.

Using this work worked quite well because we centred our English lessons around this story...more
Leonie
A bear loses his teddy, a boy called Eddy loses his Teddy. They both go hunting in the woods and inadvertently find each other's teddy. Comic rhyming and a fast paced good metered children's story ensues. I found this book in a box by a recycling bin. I hope a bear doesn't come looking for it.
Beth Nieman
What we have here is a case of mistaken identity--teddy bear identity, that is. A boy and live bear have somehow gotten their bears mixed up! The expressions on the faces of the characters add so much to the paintings! Young children will relate to the easy rhyming text, too. Great bedtime story!
Kristina
short, holds kid' interest, easy to intearct wtih them and ask them questions about what's happening (what was the difference between the teddy bears, how do you think they got switched, etc.)
Adrienne
It's fun to see the two teddy bears and their owners--and how they react to each other and each other's bears!
Erika
This is the best rhyming kids book. It has the ability to cheer me up every time I read it to my boys.
Liane
Genre: Picture Book

Reading Level: Early

Topics & Themes: Isolation. Lost teddy bear. Fear of the unknown

Curricular Use: Read-aloud

Literary Elements: Juxtaposition of large(the bear) and small(little boy) characters. Rhyming text. Personification of bear also needing teddy

Text & Pictures: Interaction of text and pictures. Pictures really show the setting of the forest in relation to the boy, Eddie, by using the size of the trees and the color of the dark forest. also illustrates the gigan...more
Karen
We had fun with this book, but I think the humor will be appreciated more in a year or two.
Melody Kephart
Illustrator: Jez Alborough
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Date of Publication: 2007

Genre: Bedtime storied, Ryhmes, Animal Character
Reading Level: age 3-6
Theme: Identity, Organization

Curricula use: teach children how to identify themselves
teach children to keep things clean and neat
Social Issues: difference in childhood

Text & Pictures: There is not many words in this text so the illustrations help to tell the same story.
Summary: Humorous rhymes and an unusual conclusion combine in a boy's search...more
Jody
It's a new year and I've decided to read my daughter's old books to her again. Even though she's past that stage, she loved this book and got a kick out of me reading it to her. Eddie has lost his teddy bear and has gone into the woods to find him. The rhyming and illustrations make this silly story extra fun. There's a happy ending that makes for a great (and quick) bedtime read. One of our favorites.
Brandi
A cute, funny rhyming picture book with great illustrations, in which a young boy searches for his teddy in the forest and finds more than he was looking for.

The trees in this book are very, very pretty.
Nashay
Where's my Teddy? is the story of a little boy who lost his teddy bear. He goes into the woods to find the bear but instead of finding his own bear, he finds a giant teddy bear. Along comes a bear holding the little boys tiny teddy bear. The two exchange teddy bears and everyone is happy again. This is a good story to teach about emphasis and fluency. The writer uses a lot of words that carry emotion. If I were to use this in a lesson I would use it during reader's theater. This book has a 1.4 g...more
Aurelien
The story is OK (a boy lost his teddy in a wood where, a real bear also lost his teddy). However that's the kind of picture book for which the way you read (intonation, body language etc.) is what will matter the most. A lot of rhyming words help to built a catchy story, with a palpable tension up to the happy and funny ending. As for the artwork, it's
brilliant! Relying on a few colours, the deep illustrations really take you right into it: the forest is truly rendered as deep and dark, the lost...more
Katie Bathke
This book would be an excellent book to read to first graders. I like how the words are in big bold letters and in boxes. I think the pictures are good but could use a little more detail. It is kind of boring to just have a bunch of trees and grass and a bear in almost every picture. With doing a lesson with this book I would ask the children if they have something they have special that they sleep with. Like how Eddie had a teddy bear. I would ask them if they ever lost that special blanket, pi...more
Just_me
My middle child's fav book when he was small
Leo
read summer 2014
Vivian
This is always a story time hit. It works especially well if there are two performers.
Either switch off on every other line:
Reader 1: "Eddie's off to find his teddy."
Reader 2: "Eddie's teddy's name is Freddie."
*notice the "phonological awareness" element -- learning to HEAR rhyming words.
Performing with two readers adds texture and interest. It's nice if both readers have a book to show, as this helps more children see the pictures more clearly. Another nice feature of this book is its large for...more
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Jez Alborough is the author-illustrator of the picture-book charmer HUG, his first book about Bobo. He has also created many other celebrated books for children, including SOME DOGS DO — a story about a dog who can fly — and the best-selling Eddie and the Bear books: WHERE'S MY TEDDY?, IT'S THE BEAR!, and MY FRIEND BEAR. Of TALL, he says, "Bobo experiences feeling small as well as feeling tall, bu...more
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