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Scary, funny, heart-warming and magical, this award-winning story of love and loss by one of our best-loved writers and illustrators for children is written with great fondness for the delights of childhood.

Scary, funny, heart-warming and magical, this award-winning story of love and loss by one of our best-loved writers and illustrators for children is written with great fondness for the delights of childhood.


Winner of a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Award 2015


Teddy One-eye has a rough and tumble life. He is dragged around, chewed on, loses an eye and is often left outside at night. But his many patches show how much he is loved. Teddy One-Eye’s special powers lead him to some curious situations and exciting adventures . . .

Reviews

Teddy One-Eye is a journey down memory lane from one of our finest authors, illustrator Gavin Bishop. Bishop has also won Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, among many other awards. This autobiography of a teddy bear is a Notable Book 2015. It is Bishop's own boyhood told through the recollection of his much-loved bear. The audience is nominally junior readers. But details like the red trike with the tray on the back, fudge cake in a lunch tin and Teddy One-Eye himself will open up myriad other recollections for the first baby-boomers and their older siblings. It is a book for grandparents to read aloud to up to 10 year olds, filling it out with their own memories, answering the many questions modern children would have ... oh, the memories Teddy stirs up.

Barbara Else, NZ Books

Gavin Bishop tells it superbly ... This novel is for everyone. Grandparents should read it to their grandchildren and parents read it because it is wonderful. If you can get it off your children ... Do yourself a favour and read it.

Bob Docherty, Bob's Book Blog

And, my oh my, what a WONDERFUL book!!!!!!! I cried non-stop from Chapter 22 . . . Mr Bishop should be pounded on the back for creating such a delightful book. A wee classic in the making.

Kate Stone

I have a 12 year-old ... [who] has never felt confident as a reader and we have always read to her and searched for texts she could like. She loved Teddy One Eye, when we found it. I'm from Southland, we live in Canterbury and she relates to the landscape and your descriptions, as do I. She has grabbed Piano Rock now and is reading it to me with growing confidence and curiosity. Thank you for making her feel good.

Jo Voss, mother and teacher

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781775537274

    October 3, 2014

    RHNZ Children's

    224 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781775537281

    October 3, 2014

    RHNZ Childrenâ??s ebooks

    224 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Picture Book Award
    2015
    Awarded
    Winner of a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Award

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Footsteps Through The Fog
Counting The Stars
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Snake and Lizard
Taming The Sun
Kiwi Moon

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