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Loved to Bits

Loved to Bits

Written by Teresa Heapy; illustrated by Katie Cleminson

Roaring Brook Press


A wonderfully exuberant teddy bear and his little boy go on all sorts of grand adventures collecting stories (and a few scrapes and bruises) along the way in Loved to Bits, a picture book about friendship from Teresa Heapy and Katie Cleminson.

Ted and his boy do everything together.
They fight beasts and have feasts.
They tickle monsters then flee on rafts,
They search, explore, escape. . . . and laugh.

But sometimes things get rough, and Teddy loses an ear.
He's still got his best one though, never fear!
And an eye? PING!
It's nothing—he didn't feel a thing!
A leg, then the other. An arm, and then the next.
What do you do with a broken Ted?

You lay down with him at night and snuggle in bed.

Praise for Loved to Bits

"The bear is well-loved and looks it—a fate that's likely to befall this book, as well. Not too shabby at all."—Kirkus

"A simple, tender addition to children’s stories about imaginative play and security toys, perfect for bedtime reading. Recommended for purchase."—School Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads

Written by Teresa Heapy; illustrated by Katie Cleminson

Teresa Heapy is an award-winning picture book author. Her books include The Marvellous Moon Map, illustrated by David Litchfield, and the Very Little picture book series, illustrated by Sue Heap: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella, Very Little Sleeping Beauty and Very Little Rapunzel. She lives in Oxford, England, with her family.

Katie Cleminson is an author-illustrator living in Devon, England. Her picture books including Otto the Book Bear have won three awards, and have been translated into ten languages. Katie's work has been exhibited in London, Poland, Italy, Japan and Korea. Katie draws with an ink pipette, and often uses charcoal and watercolor paint in her work.

Roaring Brook Press

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