Yesterday Beastie and I headed up to Westfield to attend a picnic with the delightful Fudgy Bear. It’s only a half hour drive from us and very straight forward to get to and I never need an excuse to visit this wonderful shopping centre. I could spend all day there, if money was no object of course.
I had told Beastie all about our adventure and he was quite excited about the event the day before and remembered as soon as he woke up. I love the fact he is really taking note of what I tell him now and I can send him off to bed all excited about what the new day will bring. So off we headed to Foyles bookshop where the picnic was being held, where we were greeted by the lovely Liz Weston and Katie Mclean. A section of the shop was laid out with a picnic blanket for the little ones to sit on whilst the author of the Fudgy Bear books, Sarah Marney (pictured below) sat down and read them a couple of stories.
Sarah originally created the stories for her own son and then decided to make them into a series to sell. The interactive books are packed with bright and colourful images and they they are suitable from birth to pre-school. They have been devised so that learning is also fun, with colours, numbers and shapes. What makes the books that little bit more special is that Fudgy bear also comes in the form of a traditional teddy bear, which makes the perfect safedrugstock order cialis online html friend and companion for when reading the books. We also had the opportunity to meet Child Psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer, who has given her seal of approval on the range of books.
True to form Beastie wasn’t at all interested in sitting on the picnic blanket with the other kids, intently listening to the story, he wanted to go and see ‘Fudgy Bear’ himself. I hope the person underneath the bear costume didn’t mind too much with being stalked for most of the morning, he absolutely loved him! He is certainly not afraid of characters in costumes. The kids were treated to some picnic nibbles consisting of breadsticks, peppers and cucumbers but I noticed a few of the kids were more drawn to the bear biscuits that were on offer, as I would be myself…
Fudgy is available to buy at £15.99 online at www.fudgybear.com or in selected Waterstones and Foyles bookshops. Books start at £5.99 with special offers available on the website. I knew from the adoration of the large Fudgy Bear that I wouldn’t get away with leaving the bookshop without an actual Fudgy himself, so Beastie is now the proud owner of his own bear and I must say it was money well spent. Next up we need to get some books as I know he will be very keen to read alongside his new friend. He was the chosen one to accompany him to bed last night and he was still clutching him this morning – move over Peppa!