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Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

A photographic album displays more than five hundred bears, from the first Steiff teddy bear to the most creative new versions, each annotated in detail, and offers directions on repairing and restoring worn out teddies, advice on collecting, and more.

Hardcover: 246 pages

Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st American ed edition (September 15, 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1564583023

ISBN-13: 978-1564583024

Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.9 x 11.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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If a bear wanted to find out his/her family history, this would be the encyclopedia to buy. Being a teddy bear is still very in vogue. This is a fascinating way to find out why we love teddy bears and why they appeal to collectors all over the world.You can read about all the best-loved bears, from the original "teddy" to "Winnie-the-Pooh. The latest collectibles such as Beanie Bear and the Millennium Bears are also included. Pauline Cockril is the internationally recognized expert on the history of the teddy bear. She is also a regular contributor to Teddy Bear Times.If you see a teddy bear and instantly want to buy it...this book IS for you. Also look for The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book which is considered to be the bible of arctophily (bear collecting) and is used by collectors, dealers and toy shops around the world.The first bear listed was made in 1902 and was an experimental Steiff bear. The bears are listed all the way up to the year 2000. If you think you have seen it all...wait until you see the Pink Dino, a Swiss bear with characteristic elongated designs that I think looks more like a monkey. I much prefer the 1991 Pam Howells bear that has a lace collar, shaggy golden mohair plush "fur" and a cute hat trimmed with fabric roses. The Australian Teddy bear on pg. 137 looks somewhat like a koala bear for some reason. :)I know a place where a lady has bears sitting everywhere in her Bed & Breakfast. You just want to take one of the bears home with you. In each room, she also has a "resident" bear that sits on the fluffy down-comforter covered bed. The whole place is like one big teddy bear picnic. I bet she knows about this book!It is just unbearable not to own more bears.

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