COLLECTOR'S 1977 vintage softcover book - Teddy Bears and How to Make Them.
Whether you want to make a soft cuddly bear for the very young, big bear with a growl, tiny bear that fits in pre-schooler's pocket, puppet bear or have your child make his own simple bear, this book will give you information you want.
Margaret Hutchings covers practically everything of importance there is to know about the "bear." Beginning with origin of "Teddy Bear" she covers history and lore of this animal, why it became popular and how it received the name "Teddy."
Famous "bear characters" are covered from Andy Pandy's Teddy, Archibald Ormsby-Gore, Budkey Walla to Goldilocks, Winnie-the-Pooh and Mr. Woppit.
Written by Margaret Hutchings. Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., New York, Copyright, 1977. ISBN 0486234878. Not ex-library.
Two GORGEOUS full size glossy color plates, black & white historical photographs including full page plates. Illustrations, drawings.
Terrific unpublished sketch of Theodore Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear drawn by Clifton Berry. Photos do not fully capture color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Contents will show you how to make over a dozen different bears, ranging from small cuddly plush ones for the new-born to honey bears for the teenager.
Simple bed-time teddy; bouncy bear; pram teddy;
Thinking bear; bear with a bee on his nose or foot;
Sleeping bear; glove teddy; Tedwina; Mishka;
Glove koala; a circus bear; snouty bear; polar bear,
Goldilocks with her small, medium and large jointed bears,
and many others.
For each bear the author gives s specific instructions on patterns, materials, stitching, stuffing, noses and mouths, eyes and eyelids, ear, paws and a voice if you want one.
There are 77 pages of full-size patterns, and 79 figures and construction details showing projects and methods, plus photographs of completed projects.
Oversize heavy trade paperback, brilliant laminated color cover, 9" x 12", 283pp. Pages MINT and unused. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/clean/unread. Cover near fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear includes some light edgewear.
Do not pass up this must have collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!