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The Perfect Bear

Illustrated by Gary Blythe

The little white bear is so proud of his soft fur and magic key that he doesn't want to be played with, or loved, by the girl. Of course, she doesn't realise this and he soon becomes worn and shabby, just like any other toy. Lonely and miserable, the bear wishes he could have his finery back so that everyone can admire him once more. But then, one day, when the little girl accidently loses him, the bear realises that the only truly perfect thing in his life is her love. A wonderful, heart-warming story about discovering what really matters in life.

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Gillian Shields was born and brought up in England, where she studied English and worked in a drama school for several years. She now looks after her family and teaches English and drama part-time, as well as writing for children. Her first book, Ben and Gran and the Whole, Wide, Wonderful World, was published by Macmillan in London. The Starlight Baby is Gillian's first book for Simon & Schuster.

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