Loved To Bits, the picture book collaboration between Teresa Heapy and Katie Cleminson, is utterly gorgeous and charming in every way… much like Stripy Ted himself.
Heapy’s story, with a wonderfully gentle rhyme which makes it sing beautifully, tells the story of the wonderful relationship between a small boy and his beloved bear – Stripy Ted.
The intrepid duo are inseparable – fighting lions, finding beasts, riding bikes and tickling monsters. These two go through so much together. And through it all – Stripy Ted’s stoic attitude shines through. He may loose an eye, or a few stitches or even a leg… but never mind, Stripy Ted soldiers on. I love how this character’s voice shines through.
‘ “ONWARDS!” said my furry, funny, fearless ted.’
Heapy’s delicate turn of phrase captures the love between a boy and his fabulous Ted. Cleminson’s illustrations capture the duo’s fearless adventures and unbreakable connection, right to the end…