The Teddy Bear's Promise
'A long time ago,' began Dad, 'a bear met a little boy and, right away, it knew it loved him.' When Dad discovers a mysterious, dusty box in Gran's attic, and brings it home to Max, the scene is set for a poignant and intriguing family tale. What could be inside the box, and why is it so important that Max hear Dad's story before he's allowed to open it? As Max listens, it becomes apparent that the box contains a special treasure, one that only Max can breathe life into. The Teddy Bear's Promise, an endearing picture book by award-winning author, Diana Noonan, and New Zealand's best-loved illustrator, Robyn Belton, encapsulates the essence of growing up, and the warmth of enduring love. Children, parents and grandparents alike will all appreciate the rich and timeless themes in this poignant story of a little boy, a teddy bear and the love which binds families together.
Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Medal for Illustration 2014.