"Teddy bears are meant to be loved and cared for, not kicked into corners and left out in the rain.... Poor Teddy is abused and ignored until he is left in the park and then adopted by a new, more caring child. The honey-brown bear is the focal point of each full-page illustration, and his bedraggled charm is endearing.... A lovely choice for bedtime sharing with a child and a beloved bear." School Library Journal
"Weninger sketches Ragged Bear's personality, but in the handsome oversize format, Marks's soft, fluid watercolors give this bear his lovable form. This bear is a very appealing fellow.... Deceptively simple, deeply satisfying." Kirkus
About the Author
Brigitte Weninger lives in Austria.
Yusuke Yonezu lives in Japan.
Alan Marks's first children's book, Storm, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland, won the Carnegie Medal. He has illustrated many other books, including Little Lost Bat and A Mother's journey. He lives in Kent, England.