Bear, content in a child's arms, bouncing around in a wagon, or
relaxing in the back seat of a Rolls, is a worldly sort of teddy.
He calls himself Tad for short, and wears a perky "here I am,
what'll we do?" expression. Mischief and anticipation
gleam in his brown glass eyes. Ready to play, he's fully jointed
underneath a loose-fitting skin of soft gray-brown acrylic fur.
He can twist his head from side to side and nod up and down too
- truly a remarkable feat for a mere teddy. A wild-woods heritage
shows in real-bear details like his stance, a slightly humped back,
the prominent ears of a cub, a dab of a tail, and best of all, loose
wrinkly fur that ripples when he moves. He has a soft leather
nose and paw pads complete with toes - all handstitched and padded.
A very special
teddy, Thaddeus P.J. Bear is as comfortable in a child's world as
he might be in a woods visiting his less playful relatives.
He may tell storybook tales to bears, jump with Tom's Toad, pad
along with Gnome T. Griswold on his way somewhere, or tickle a napping
Troll Garnock with a long twig of willow until he awoke in a blustering
rage. Wise and childlike at the same time, Thaddeus P.J. Bear
is a first class teddy and loves every minute of it.