‘In this room you will find a small wooden shelf at the head of the bed, and on this shelf is a set of books, an alarm clock, and sometimes a small collection of loose change. This is where the most faithful of friends sits day after day, night after night, unmoving though a little dusty and threadbare. He wears a red stocking cap and has amber eyes yet he never blinks, and a smiley mouth yet he never talks. His honey fur once fluffy and soft is worn with age; if you look closely enough, you can see a little white stuffing poking out the side of his portly belly. It never stopped him from giving unconditional hugs and he never once wavered in his love for his boy.’
Did you know Teddy Bears perform a secret duty a task that is the most important and most sacred one in the whole world? When a child sleeps at night their Teddy Bear vigilantly watches over them to protect them from the Monsters under the bed…
A Teddy Bear Tale is the story of Tristan the Teddy Bear and his last night of guarding his child from the Monsters under the Bed. On this final dark night the Monsters under the bed are unleashed by the wicked Bogeyman and Tristan must defend his child from the Kobolds, the Goblins, No Names and No Noses, the Slobbering Slobs, the Knockers, Blighters and Silly Buggers, Blue Skins with bald heads and a Dust Dragon with razor sharp teeth. With his child’s innocence at stake Tristan must find a way to defeat them all and stop the Bogeyman from stealing his child’s innocence.
This is an illustrated children’s book written by Nick Davis with a nod towards the wonderfully dark gleeful style of Roald Dahl and is illustrated by Dan Nokes using color inks to beautifully detail Tristan’s last night as his Boy’s Teddy Bear.
Last night, I read your story to Captain Ameribear. He’s my teddy bear. He’s really just a regular bear, but he likes to wear his Captain America costume. Not the mask though because he can’t see very good through it. He’s a really good bear though, just like you. You were amazing! We knew you could beat all those bad guys! You swished and you swiped and you spun around! When things got really bad, teddy and I were cheering for you. Mommy had to come in and see what we were making so much noise about. She wouldn’t let us read your next book cuz she said we were already too worked up, but we’re going to read it tonight. Can we ask you some questions? Mommy says that’s how you learn things. How come nobody has named the No Names? It must be hard to not have a name. It would make me cranky too. Oh! And can the No Noses smell things? When I can’t smell things it makes food taste weird, especially orange juices..blech! And how comes sometimes the words didn’t make sense?
It was a super duper, awesome book though! I can’t wait to read the next one tonight. Are there more stories about you? Do you have friends? Do they have post offices in attics? If they do, can you write me back soon? If not, you can come lives with us. Teddy likes to make new friends.
Editor’s Note: If you know a child or an adult who loves teddy bears, don’t hesitate to get them a copy of this book either from the author’s site or in the newly released Kindle format. Seriously, you won’t regret it.
Geek-o-Rama received this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.