I was delighted to read an extract from Cedric and the Button Bear in our first online video with Anne’s lovely illustrations. Cedric and the Button Bear is one of the three stories from our book, The Adventures of Cedric the Bear, which is available on Amazon, Waterstones and many online sites. Please click the link below and enjoy Cedric’s adventure with his friends!
This is the worlds largest teddy bear. It measures 19.41 metres in length and was made by Municipio de Xonacatlán in Mexico. It is more than 215 times the size of the smallest bear and approximately the height of a 4 storey building!
The term teddy bear was created in 1902 when President Theodore Roosevelt (often referred to as Teddy) was hunting. Some of his attendants capture a black bear and tied it to a tree for the President to shoot. The President refused and not long after was depicted in Clifford Berryman’s cartoon.
Morris Mitchem, who founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co., soon after created Teddy’s Bear – a soft toy cub which was immediately popular.