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Estes Ark home of The Talking Teddy - 521 Lone Pine Drive - Estes Park, Colorado 80517 USA - www.estesark.com - webmaster@estesark.com - Phone: 970-586-6483 Fax: 970-586-2728.
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Toy plush stuffed animals, teddy bears, collectibles, Noahs ark figurines, music for kids, puzzles, puppets, cats, dogs, horses, sock monkey, elephants, giraffe, zebra, baby gifts available on board Estes Ark home of The Talking Teddy. Teddy bears, Noahs ark, stuffed animals, toys from Boyds, Douglas, Fiesta, Folkmanis, Fun Tunes, Gund, North American Bear, Schleich, Stranger in the Woods, Steiff, Wildlife Artists. Featuring: Muffy VanderBear, VIB's, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Smokey, Peef, Corduroy, Yogi Bear, Puppets, Coke Polar Bears. Slot cars from: Champion, JK, Parma, Scalextric.

STORYBOOK CLASSICS - Corduroy - Pooh - Peef - Paddington - Fozzie - Little Bear - Rupert

Teddy Bears - Books - Rugs - Kids Preferred - Steiff - Gund - Princess - Eden Toys

 

Little Bear by Gund



 

Corduroy Bear Backpack Clip



 

Corduroy Bear Pen



 

Steiff Anniversary Corduroy



 

Corduroy 40th Anniversary Edition



 

Corduroy & Company



 

Paddington "Jack in the Box"



 

Paddington Bear sitting



 

Paddington Bear with Boots



 

Paddington Bear with Robe



 

Paddington Bear with Sweater



 

Special Edition - Paddington Bear Craftsman



 

Paddington Bear



 

Rupert Bear Boxed



 

36" Rupert Bear plush



 

Rupert Blue Tote and Bag Set



 

Rupert Yellow Tote and Bag Set



 

Rupert Red Tote and Bag Set



 

Rupert Bear Pencil Bag



 

Rupert Bear Soap & Towel Set



 

Rupert Bear Bath Mitt



 

Rupert Bear Money Box



 

Rupert Bear Note Book Set



 

Rupert Bear Notelets



 

Rupert Bear Party invitations



 

The Enchanted World of Winnie the Pooh



 

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood



 

Winnie the Pooh Cookbook



 

Pooh & Friends - Disney's Magic Puppets



 

Mohair Miniature POOH by Gund



 

Mini Winnie the Pooh by Gund



 

C. Robin & Pooh by Madame Alexander



 

Winnie the Pooh & The Blustery Day by Madame Alexander



 

Pooh & Friends by Deans of England



 

Vintage Pooh and Friends set



 

Steiff Pooh Ornament




 

Winnie The Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children's verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard.
The hyphens in the character's name were later dropped when The Walt Disney Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Disney features that became one of its most successful franchises.
Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher's toys also lent their names to most of the other characters, except for Owl and Rabbit, as well as the Gopher character, who was added in the Disney version. Christopher Robin's toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library.

Corduroy Bear: Is one of the best loved bears in children's literature for over 40 years. The Corduroy book was written in 1968 by Don Freeman, it tells the story of a teddy bear named Corduroy, who is bought in a department store by a girl named Lisa. Don Freeman also wrote a sequel, A Pocket for Corduroy in 1978. The story of Corduroy continues in Corduroy Lost and Found published in 2006, written by B.G. Hennessy, based on the character created by Don Freeman. Corduroy became a made for television movie in 1984.

Peef: The beloved patchwork teddy. All PEEF books are written by: Tom Hegg and illustrated by: Warren Hanson. Peef comes to life in 5 sizes from the pages of his famous books.

Paddington: "A Bear Called Paddington" is a classic story about a small bear who was found in London's Paddington Station. Since the book's first publication in 1958, millions of children and adults around the world have shared Paddington's hilarious adventures. The plush bear is also available in two loveable sizes. The first Paddington Bear was created by Gabrielle Designs in 1972, a small business run by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson, with the prototype made as a Christmas present for their children Joanna and Jeremy Clarkson (English broadcaster and writer). Shirley Clarkson dressed Paddington in Wellington boots to help the bear stand upright. (Paddington received wellingtons for Christmas in Paddington Marches On, 1964.) The earliest bears wore small children's boots manufactured by Dunlop until they could not keep up with production. Gabrielle Designs then produced their own boots with paw prints moulded into the soles.

Rupert: On November 8, 1920, one of the most enduring and well-loved children's characters in British fiction made his first appearance in the Daily Express. In the loving hands of creator Mary Tourtel, Rupert and the timeless world of Nutwood introduced children to a world of fairies, wizards, unicorns and adventure. In 1935 the Daily Express decided that there were enough Rupert adventures to collect them all together in one volume, making an annual. During the height of Rupert's popularity in the 1950's sales of the Rupert Annual topped 1.7 million. Today the Rupert Annual is still one of the top ten annual titles sold. Rupert's adventures in the Daily Express continue up to this day and in 2010 he celebrated his 95th anniversary. The original character of Rupert was molded to suit a basic narrative pattern whose shape and psychological intention has not changed over the years. The story of a child venturing from a safe home to a wider world and returning safely is fundamental in many children's stories. Rupert enjoys a safe, cozy home life. He has doting parents who are supportive of him in everything that he does, no matter how daring or dangerous, and who only get mildly anxious when he comes back late from one of his expeditions. Rupert is the ideal son, obedient, considerate, and warm hearted with a natural curiosity and an anxiety to please everyone. But just like any other child of his age (7-8 years) he can be vulnerable, get upset and reduced to tears. Early Rupert stories were rooted in fairy tales, nursery rhyme and legend. His adventures took place either in a fairy tale world of talking animals, magicians and monarchs, or in a world of chivalry where knights rode noble steeds and very much fitted into the writing genre of 1920's children's books. However, the story lines have moved with the times and those fairy tale worlds have now given way to more adventurous ones where Rupert may also meet pirates, crooks and smugglers. Rupert has a vast array of friends and mentors, Bill Badger, Edward Trunk, Podgy Pig, Willie Mouse, the Rabbit Twins, the Fox brothers, dragons, magicians, fairies, imps, elves, unicorns and wizards all play their part.



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