Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Platinum edition of The Best-Loved Bear continues beloved storybook’s legacy
Scholastic New Zealand is delighted to release a platinum edition of the award-winning picture book The Best-Loved Bear in May 2012.
The redesigned edition is timed to celebrate the book’s Premier New Zealand Bestsellers Platinum accreditation.
Premier New Zealand Bestsellers is a programme run by Booksellers NZ to provide recognition of outstanding sales of a book within New Zealand. Platinum accreditation is awarded when sales of a children’s or young adult book reach 40,000 copies.
Originally published in 1994, The Best-Loved Bear is a timeless story with a reassuring message. In 1995 it won the AIM Picture Book of the Year Award (now the NZ Post Children’s Picture Book Award).
‘This [is an] endearing, gentle tale for pre-school and even older children who still cherish their battered old teds.’ – Magpies
‘It’s a perfect book.’ – Evening Standard
Diana Noonan, the author of The Best-Loved Bear, also wrote the bestseller Quaky Cat, illustrated by Gavin Bishop, in response to the Christchurch earthquake. That book has already raised $150,000 for Christchurch charities.