by Joan Greene.
Did you know that 2002 marks the hundredth anniversary of America's most beloved toy, the teddy bear? In Search of Teddy explores the reasons for this enduring popularity and the special bond between teddy bears and people of all ages. In the book's opening chapters, Joan Greene's legendary teddy bear boutique Bears To Go prompted a bevy of touching and humorous true stories that not only provide a glimpse into the world of these faithful companions but the indomitable nature of the human spirit. The book also provides stories from people around the world who appreciate the joy and beauty of a well-worn teddy bear and the simple innocence of childhood remembered. A history of teddy bears, profiles of several leading bear artists, and information on famous teddy bear literature are also featured. Beautifully photographed teddy bears and vintage photos make In Search of Teddy an irresistible must-have for serious collectors and everyday teddy bear enthusiasts alike. "In Search of Teddy is a Chicken Soup for the Soul type of book with teddy bears as the vehicle. It is one woman's wonderful stories about chasing the American Dream. It's a great read." 100 color photos. 160 pages · 6" x 9" · Published February 2002