Theodore loves Lucy even though she's often careless with him. He's an old experienced bear, comfortably smudgy, and he knows that it's part of a bear's life to be forgotten in a closet now and then. But when he's accidentally mixed in with the laundry and gets washed and dried, he's suddenly so shiny-clean that Lucy doesn't recognize him. He needs to figure out a way to gTheodore loves Lucy even though she's often careless with him. He's an old experienced bear, comfortably smudgy, and he knows that it's part of a bear's life to be forgotten in a closet now and then. But when he's accidentally mixed in with the laundry and gets washed and dried, he's suddenly so shiny-clean that Lucy doesn't recognize him. He needs to figure out a way to get himself smudgy and bearish again! Theodore is a classic, universal story of a stuffed animal's adventures - a precursor to Corduroy and Knuffle Bunny. More than forty years after its original publication date, it's as fresh and endearing as ever, with help from Juli Kangas's happy, candy-colored new illustrations....
|Title||:||Theodore: The Adventures of a Smudgy Bear|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Theodore: The Adventures of a Smudgy Bear Reviews
This was a favorite book of my son's when he was little, back in the early 1970s, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this new edition just in time for my youngest grandson's birthday. It's a delightful story of a beloved teddy bear, belonging to a little girl named Lucy, who accidentally gets put inside a pile of laundry, and is taken to the Laundromat, where he finds himself, to his dismay, going through a washing machine and dryer. Afterward, he doesn't feel right being so clean, but fortunately he falls out of the wagon on the way home, and with the help of a dog, two fighting cats, and a little boy with a lollipop, he is soon back to his comfortably smudgy, bearish self, after which Lucy finds him and takes him home. This is a fun book that young children will love, enhanced by colorful new illustrations by Juli Kangas.
Theodore the bear sometimes gets forgotten by his little girl, Lucy. This time it causes a wild adventure in the washing machine and dryer!This book is cute with a sweet little story line. However, I would not recommend it to any parents of kids who don't like their stuffed animals to be washed. The scenes where Theodore is being washed and dried are fairly dramatic for short children's book.
Definitely not a book for young and inexperienced bears. Theodore undergoes a series of perilous adventures which I daren't describe here as I'm still feeling slightly faint. I'll draw a veil over the disturbing moral.
This was a hit! My girls have a gazillion stuffed animals, but my youngest has a very beloved bear, J.J. and he too is a comfortably, smudgy bear.
Too cutesy and too much like a rip off of Corduroy.
What does the bear miss the most when he is clean? The hugs of course! Engaging adventure in two voices.