RE-LAUNCH OF ALICE'S BEAR SHOP.....BY CHARLIE BEARS
Alice's Bear Shop Collection.
It is with great excitement and anticipation, along with Charlie Bears, that Rapt Up can announce the relaunch of the wonderful Alice's Bear Shop Collection.
20 years ago Rikey Austin (the designer and Illustrator of Alice’s Bear Shop) brought us the stories and characters of Alice’s Bear Shop, they were hugely popular both as cuddly companions and story books to read. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of Rikey’s control the production of this amazing range ceased. Rikey carried on working and illustrating but always had the dream of bringing back Alice and her friends exactly as she wanted them to be.
After a chance meeting between Rikey Austin and Charlotte Morris of Charlie Bears, these two creative and imaginative women discussed the possibility of the Alice’s Bear Shop range coming back and both agreed that as well as the charming and delightful designs and illustrations the other important factors were the quality of the product, the integrity of the designs and the ethics of the manufacturing and from that, the idea of Charlie Bears and Rikey Austin joining forces was born.
So, after two years of planning, Alice’s Bear Shop will make its welcome return in 2018 with all the original characters and books (who can forget the adorable Captain or Woodroffe and his growl?). Rikey has been busy updating the illustrations and designs whilst working with Charlie and the team on the creation of each of the characters so that they are exactly who they should be.
Rikey is still the creative force behind the range and all the characters are borne out of her illustrations and stories, Charlie Bears will bring their experience of manufacturing, quality, safety and ethics to the story and in October this year we will see the doors open to Alice’s Bear Shop once more!
Alice's Bear Shop by Charlie Bears -Storybook Collection -Tat Gets a Patch
Alice's Bear Shop - Storybook Collection - Tat Gets a Patch.
Written and illustrated by Rikey Austin, the storybooks invite children of all ages into the wonderful world of Alice's Bear Shop and Hospital for Poorly Bears, where the characters are either repaired or returned to their owners.
TAT GETS A PATCH is a new version of the original story, where Rikey has re-illustrated Alice and the characters.
Alice is not an ordinary girl, because when Alice talks to the bears, the bears talk back! Tat is a loved to bits bear who is losing his stuffing, so when he is brought to Alice's Bear Shop for a make-over, he is worried that the new him might not be so loved, but thanks to Alice, Tat keeps his character and his stuffing!!
Why not also buy the soft toy TAT the bear, who features in this book - children love to see the characters come to life!! A great way to have fun and interact, whilst encouraging your child to read.
The book has a matt varnished hardback cover, that is embossed with the Alice's Bear Shop logo.