Did you know Teddy Bears perform a secret duty a task that is the most important and most sacred one in the whole world. When a child sleeps at night their Teddy Bear vigilantly watches over them to protect them from the Monsters under the bed…
In this room you will find a small wooden shelf at the head of the bed, and on this shelf is a set of books, an alarm clock, and sometimes a small collection of loose change. This is where the most faithful of friends sits day after day, night after night, unmoving though a little dusty and threadbare. He wears a red stocking cap and has amber eyes yet he never blinks, and a smiley mouth yet he never talks. His honey fur once fluffy and soft is worn with age; if you look closely enough, you can see a little white stuffing poking out the side of his portly belly. It never stopped him from giving unconditional hugs and he never once wavered in his love for his boy. The loyal companion was paired at birth and he traveled far and wide, seeing much by his boy’s side, often being dragged by one limb or by ear. He was the attentive playmate that never had a falling out, the confidant that never told a secret and was always there to help wipe away any tears. Those days had long since stretched into weeks, into months and then into years. The loyal companion’s boy grew up and slowly played less and less with him until he was abandoned on the shelf at the head of bed only occasionally remembered or addressed by name. Even though the hugs have stopped and he is reduced to being no more than a book stop, he patiently keeps watch.
The loyal companions is Tristan, or ‘Trist’ as his boy used to call him and he is a Teddy Bear. He is no different to any other Teddy Bear you would see in the store, or in the arms of their child, or like Tristan left abandoned on a shelf somewhere; they all keep an unconditional vigil over their child to protect them from the Monsters under the bed.
A Teddy Bear Tale is the story of Tristan the Teddy Bear and his last night of guarding his child from the Monsters under the Bed. On this final night the Monsters under the bed are unleashed by the wicked Bogeyman and Tristan must defend his child from the Kobolds, the Goblins, No Names and No Noses, the Slobbering Slobs, the Knockers, Blighters and Silly Buggers, Blue Skins with bald heads and a Dust Dragon with razor sharp teeth. With his child’s innocence at stake Tristan must find a way to defeat them all and stop the Bogeyman from claiming his child.
This is an illustrated children’s book written by Nick Davis with a nod towards the wonderfully dark gleeful style of Roald Dahl and is illustrated by Maryland Indie Artist Dan Nokes using color inks to beautifully detail Tristan’s last night as his Boy’s Teddy Bear.
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