Friday, March 20, 2009

The Heartwarming Story of Tatty Teddy (Me to You Bear)

The oldest, smallest house you can imagine was about to be knocked down. All the things that once made the house nice and cosy had been thrown outside and piled up in the front garden, from the soft springy bed the owners slept in, to the old wooden floorboards they used to walk on

…and even, surely by some mistake, a little brown teddy bear

He was trapped amongst all the other unwanted things, and couldn't move.

Then, one day…a very cold day, something fell from the sky…

…a little snowflake

It landed on the teddy bear's little nose and then was followed by many more. He began to get cold, very cold indeed. More and more snow fell, heavier and heavier. The little bear was now so cold that his nose started turning blue…so cold that his brown fur started turning grey.

He was cold, unloved and all alone in the world, and felt very, very sad.

Winter finally passed and the weather got warmer.

One beautiful spring day, a little girl was playing near the old house, when she spotted the grey bear in the pile of unwanted things. He was like no other bear she had ever seen and she pulled him out from where he was trapped.

She dusted him down and lifted him high in the sky to look at him.

"A grey teddy bear…with a blue nose?" she thought. "How strange!"

The teddy bear wanted to cry. He thought she didn't like him and would throw him back with the other unwanted things.

"But he's lovely!" she continued and she fell completely in love with him.


She ran home as fast as her little legs would carry her, to see if her Grandma could patch him up as a lot of his stuffing had fallen out, and he was very much in need of repair.

She looked on as her Grandma replaced his stuffing and patched up his holes.

His stitches had started showing where the fur had worn away, but the little girl thought he looked perfect.


It was all cosy and warm in the little girl's house and the bear felt all cosy and warm in his heart.
However, his nose was still blue and his fur was still grey, and they would never return to brown.

He was unique among teddy bears.

The little girl gave him a great big hug. She loved him more than anything else in the world…her little grey, blue-nosed…

…tatty teddy.

Want more? here’s a flash version of the tatty teddy story in a flippable storybook.


24 comments:

Jinxed Pixie said...

i have read this so many times before that i can say the whole story by heart...
i love this story too...

Sophie said...

Ya it's a cute story as tatty teddy..!! :)

Vijayshryaln said...

how 'll say tat dis post is not good...
u sophie...

Sophie said...

your opinion!

Som said...

So .. cute ... The teddy with the blue nose ... Now I want that teddy ... !!

Vijayshryaln said...

ofcourse... my opinion is like,
teddy = sophie = cute..

Dream'R said...

LOL...hey soph...u were serious when u said u luv ur teddies eh!!...

Sophie said...

@ som - Sure, I will get you one..!:)

Sophie said...

@ Vijayshryaln - That's like good equation..!!

Sophie said...

@ Dream'R - Of course..! :)

Vijayshryaln said...

i was week at equations. now i guess am not.. he he..

Som said...

Hehe thank you :) ... I once gifted a grey teddy to my friend (girl off course)... it was very cute but it didn't have a blue nose ...

Dream'R said...

hey soph...u know...for a gal..u r very girly!!(no offence meant ok)..:-)...

Sophie said...

Som -- I am wondering why you specified "girl of course" .. ;)

& Your welcome..!!

Sophie said...

Dream'R -- You saying this bcoz you don't know me much, read my snapshot..!!

BB said...

so did the teddy get to drive his own lambhorgini ?

Sophie said...

One day teddy will... :)

Som said...

hehe .. to dispel any doubts one may have ...

Sophie said...

But I am doubting now... ;)

Kartz said...

A heart-warming read. Brought a smile. :)

*reminded of the teddies I had as a kid...*

Peace. Be well.

Sophie said...

:)

workhard said...

That is such a cute story...Teddy bears make me feel loved..i think im gonna buy myself one...

Poetry

Sophie said...

Ye & Bears are just about the only toy that can lose just about everything and still maintain their dignity and worth.

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