I was so thrilled when my copy of 'The Teddy Bear Annual 2010' dropped through my letterbox this week. I couldn't wait for it to arrive in WH Smiths on the High Street, so I pre-ordered it from Amazon and luckily for me, they dispatched a few days prior to the offical publication date! This is a very special magazine for All Bear as not only have I been honoured with a lovely three-page feature and invited to create a special Christmas Bear for a lovely 'Teddy at Christmas' article, my bear 'Morris' is also the magazine cover star! As you can imagine, I'm over the moon!
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This bumper (one hundred pages!) Annual has been created by Kathy Martin, well respected teddy bear authoress and editor. Kathy has put her heart and soul into this project and worked hard to produce a fabulous new publication for the bear world and in particular, for teddy bear collectors. The magazine offers a super balance of bear related features, including vintage bears, artist bears and manufactured bears, together with fascinating, well researched articles. Believe me, if you love bears, you really do need a copy of 'The Teddy Bear Annual'.
The Teddy Bear Annual 2010 starring 'Morris' on the cover!
To purchase your copy of the Annual (cover price £5.95) please visit:
Also, if you live in the UK, you can find it in branches of WH Smiths from today!
The best news is that if 'The Teddy Bear Annual 2010' sells well this year, the publishers have said they will support its publication next year too, which would give the bear world such a boost.
On a personal note, I'd like to say a big thank you to Kathy for supporting my work and also to Jo Rothery, for writing such a super article about my life as a bear artist. These wonderfully dedicated ladies have generously given me the perfect ending to my year's work!