By Jane Hissey Hardback £14.99  (1 – 6 years old) (reviewed by Anthony)

During lockdown I wanted to find a book that both my boys, who are 1 and 5, could enjoy so I read the classic “Old Bear Stories” with them. The beautiful, atmospheric illustrations by Jane Hissey kept my youngest interested and absorbed in the stories – he particularly liked pointing out Jolly the giraffe! The lovable characters, including Jolly, Old Bear and Bramwell Brown come to life in the touching stories about a group of cuddly toy friends and their adventures – my eldest son was able to read along with me and was sad when the stories ended! Very nostalgic for parents reading remembering the television programme of the series in the 1980’s!