290Z: Everyday activities of a Teddy Bear family

“Board book” from late 60s or early 70s about teddy bear family – photographs of teddy bears doing things like eating at a table, other everyday activities. The pages had a green background and were on glossy heavy cardboard with rounded edges.

7 thoughts on “290Z: Everyday activities of a Teddy Bear family

  1. Melissa

    What style were the photographs – colour or black and white? Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata were Japanese authors/artists who used ‘puppet dolls’ in their illustrations. The book were usually printed on heavy cardboard with rounded edges. I had several of their books and they did a couple with bears ‘Teddy bear, Teddy bear’ which is based on the well known poem and ‘The Bear Family’ which shows the bears doing daily activities – the children playing with a ball, mother bear cooking, father bear sawing. However the illustrations don’t have green backgrounds. It was published in 1971 by Wonder Books, New York.

  2. JoAnn Noonan

    Did you look at Dare Wright books ? The Lonely Doll etc . These were black and white photos of posed stuffed animals and a doll ,
    One was Holiday for Edith and the Bears .

    1. Sonya

      I definitely think it’s one of the Izawa books, and my memory could be wrong about the green background. Thanks to both of you for your help!


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