I have very imaginative and creative nieces and nephews, including these two beauties, Oscar and Toby. Oscar and Toby have a special teddy bear, Charlie Bear from the 2013 television show, Charlie Bear has been everywhere with them and seen everything, he is a little threadbare and could honestly do with a bit of plumping up but he is loved! Recently Toby quite confidently said to me, “This bear, this one is 108!” and he was adamant that this bear who has been in the family for 10 years is in actual fact 108 years old. It is impossible to spend time with children without them sparking my imagination and so the illustration and story below is for Oscar and Toby. (The illustration isn’t their bear because Charlie Bear is quite rightly protected by copyright laws). I hope you enjoy it!
THIS BEAR IS 108.
This bear has seen better days,
His fur is speckled with greys.
But I think he looks incredibly great,
When you know that this bear is 108!
This bear has learnt how to fly,
How to kick a ball high in the sky.
This bear has learnt how to skate,
He moves very gracefully for 108!
This bear has had many names,
Won and lost numerous games.
He has loved but rarely hate,
This bear’s done a lot, he’s 108!
This bear like crumble with custard,
He never eats hotdogs without mustard.
This bear will eat any and all cake,
He isn’t very fussy for 108!
This bear enjoys his winter naps.
He likes to snuggle in blankets and wraps.
This bear doesn’t mind if Spring blooms late,
He has seen it many times, around 108!
This bear still has time to make new friends,
He lives his life as though it has no end.
There are many adventures still to take,
Even for a bear who is 108!
Thank you for reading my little story of a very old bear.