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Night of the Living Ted

Written by Barry Hutchison

Illustrated by Lee Cosgrove

Part of the Night of the Living Ted Series

Key Stage 2 Humorous

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Vampire teddies on the rampage

Always look a gift-horse in the mouth could be the message of this highly entertaining, very funny new book from master of the madcap adventure Barry Hutchinson. Lisa-Marie and her step-brother Vernon are out shopping for a present for Dad when they wander into the local Create-a-Ted store, tempted - Vernon in particular - by the sign in the window offering 'free' Hallowe'en bears.  No sooner have they left with one teddy bear witch, one teddy bear vampire, and one teddy bear Elvis (for Dad) than the trouble starts. The bears come to life and - Bearvis excepted - they are anything but cuddly. Can Lisa-Marie and Vernon stop squabbling long enough to save their parents and their town from the marauding teddies? It manages to be both silly and exciting and, I'm glad to say, sets things up nicely for further adventures. 

Andrea Reece

Night of the Living Ted Synopsis

When Lisa Marie and her step-brother Vernon pop into town to get their dad a birthday present, they discover the Create-a-Ted shop is offering free Halloween bears! Making two grisly bears for themselves and choosing an Elvis bear named Bearvis for Dad, they head home. That night the shopkeeper brings the bears to life for nefarious purposes ... but Vernon's bear, Grizz, doesn't want to be a slave to humans - he wants to rule the world! Converting the shopkeeper's Stuff-U-Lator into a machine for turning living matter into stuffed bears, he begins to prowl the streets. Can the children and Bearvis save themselves - and the world - from being stuffed?

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847159564
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Barry Hutchison
Illustrator: Lee Cosgrove
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Humorous

About Barry Hutchison

Barry Hutchison is an award-winning children’s author and screenwriter. Since 2008 Barry has written over 80 books for children, including several based on the hit TV show, Ben 10 , and a terrifying horror series Invisible Fiends . When not writing he is usually visiting schools and libraries to run events and story-writing workshops for kids and adults alike. Barry lives with his family in Fort William.  Read a Q&A with the author here.  

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