This is a charming tale of the adventures of Edward Bear. The boys treasured Edward Bear from the very first page, for them seeing a much loved bear on each page dressed up in a variety of clothes depending what he is doing, is hugely enjoyable. He has quite the wardrobe, even a chain necklace for working out in the gym, pleasant yellow wellies for the farm and some funky red sunglasses for his cruise.
Available from Amazon for £8.09 it is definitely worth adding to your child’s book collection. The book has six lovely stories, which cover plenty that children would find interesting and absorbing. My boys particularly enjoyed On the Farm and At Home. I liked At Home because Edward Bear is busy at home doing lots of household chores, am hoping some of that will rub off on the boys and make them more interested in getting involved helping me, such as setting the table, putting toys away and cleaning the car.
I liked the little puzzles they had at the end of most of the stories. For example within the Goes to Bed story you have to spot a tiny bear on each page. So this is a very engaging book, which is nice and calming but with enough to keep them excited about having this book at bedtime. Otherwise they ask to play board games instead but a book for me should always feature at bedtime.
The author Ruth Beavington has worked as a teacher, a lecturer and a farmer’s wife, so brings lots of useful experiences to make a very worthwhile read!