Leaving Toy School for his new home, Bob the Bear thinks he knows all there is to being loved and cuddled. But in the end it is a surprising and unusual talent that helps him most of all . . .


Michael Rosen (Author)
Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.

Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Utterly silly . . . utterly wonderful!

The Bookbag

Engaging, charming and funny… delightfully illustrated -an absolute winner.

The School Librarian

The combined, and recognised talents of Michael Rosen and Tony Ross make this story work very well.

Armadillo Magazine

Tony Ross is prolific and his zany imagination never seems to stall.


Michael Rosen can be depended upon for his oddball magic . . . Tony Ross’s quaintly ebullient style complements a tale determined to go out with a bang and no whimpering.

The Guardian

Engaging, charming and funny . . . An absolute winner from two of our most-loved creators.

The School Librarian

How Bob bursts into pieces and entertains his new family will delight all the readers of the story too!

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

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