cover image The Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Jimmy Kennedy. Bedrick, $14.95 (26pp) ISBN 978-0-87226-153-2

The ""mummies and daddies'' who take home the teddy bears at the end of the picnic day are, of course, the boys and girls who own them. They've been hidding in the forest, waiting for the little stuffed bears to wear themselves out. Anyone familiar with the song on which this book is based undoubtedly has pictures of the frolic in mind; Theobalds's charming illustrations complement these ideas, with antique and classic bears in a lush forest setting, playing games and partaking of food and drink carted there in baskets and sacks. A feast of watercolors. Ages 3-7. (August)