A favorite childhood song brought to life by one of America's favorite illustrators.
"If you go down to the woods today You're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today You'd better go in disguise; For ev'ry Bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today's the day the Teddy Bears Have their picnic."
The Teddy Bears' Picnic has been sung and loved by English speaking children throughout the world ever since it was written. The intrigue conjured up by the teddy bears picnicking independently of their owners continues to capture the imaginations of children everywhere.
Michael Hague's illustrations are simultaneously panoramic and detailed. Against the backdrop of country landscapes, lovable teddies of all shapes and descriptions picnic and play.
"Hague has turned his considerable talents to the whimsical song written by Kennedy more than 40 years ago. The result, with its lavish, full-spread illustrations and large trim size, is almost a coffee-table book for children." --Publishers Weekly
Jimmy Kennedy wrote more than 1000 popular songs. He served as the president of the British Academy of Songwriters, won two Ivor Novello awards, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He died in 1984.
Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and The Teddy Bears' Picnic. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Kathleen.