Springingtiger's Blog


My Bear.
April 22, 2013, 21:54
Filed under: asperger's syndrome, autism, Writing | Tags: ,

Since my first Christmas I have been accompanied through life by my teddy bear, Daddy Bear. He doesn’t come on holiday with me any more, but whenever I move house, he moves too. Some parents pass their bears on to their children, that’ll be the day that I die! I don’t mind my grandchildren playing with him , but God help them if they treat him roughly.

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Daddy Bear and friend

My niece, Hannah, who is now an adult likes bears. Hannah’s mother Allison makes bears, she even has a Facebook page for them
it’s worth a look.

The story of Hannah’s Bears inspired me to write a fictionalised version of the story in verse. As I wrote it it occurred to me that it would make a nice book for children. I am nearly sixty, as a child, when we were read stories they tended to be things like Winnie the Pooh, and The Wind in The Willows. There was a magic in the stories and in the language. I had a story but I needed an illustrator, I mentioned it to my daughter, who is somewhat like me; today she produced a picture of my bear. I think I’ve found my illustrator.

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