Author(s): Ted Dewan
The first in an exciting new relaunch of Ted Dewan's Bing books - resized and beautifully produced for the next generation of toddlers - paving the way for Bing's TV debut in 2014. Ted Dewan has created a series that focuses on the dynamic between toddler and parent, and that speaks to them both equally, about life as a toddler and life with a toddler. With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens, it's just a Bing thing, a normal occurrence, and nothing to get upset about. Getting dressed is an important life skill to learn when you're a toddler. It's also really difficult! It's hard to know which bit of your body goes into which hole! Clever Bing has mastered putting on his his clothes (with a little help from his constant companion Flop), but he's struggling with the right order. And when he's fully dressed, uh-oh, he has an accident. Don't worry, Bing. It's no big thing. Just get dressed all over again! That's the Bing thing.
Customer reviews: "My 4 year old loved this book as a toddler and my 2 year old loves this book too. Bing is so funny and if you read it the way it's written, it's hilarious to kids!" "Any toddler will love these books. My thirteen month old adores them, and brings them to me so that we can read them together. Colourful, funny...an absolute must for any baby!!" "Initially I found Bing Bunny a little bizarre - but then I am an adult and not in the core target group...my 2 year old absolutely adores it and has opened my eyes to Bing's charms." "My 28-month-old son LOVES Bing Bunny and Flop more than any other book character!!!!! Sometimes I have to read these books over and over in one setting. They have really nurtured my son's love of books. Thank-you Ted Dewan!" " I have been a professional child-carer for 20 years. The Ted Dewan Bing Bunny books have been a firm favourite with my under 3s. Some of their first words come from the stories."
Ted Dewan has been a full-time illustrator and cartoonist since 1988. He was grew up in Massachusetts where he became a science teacher, but moved to London in 1988, making a living from drawing for various publications and playing the accordion. He married fellow author/illustrator Helen Cooper and they had their first child in 1998. His picture book, Crispin, the Pig Who Had It All, won the Blue Peter Award and was an Honour book for the Kate Greenaway Award. The Bing series of eight books were first published in 2003. Ted lives with his family in Oxford.