The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears

The teddy bear, that cute 20th century superstar and everyone’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Inspired into existence over a hundred decades back by no less than a former President of the United States at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has done up to now. It was cuddly, endearing and reassuring. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the neighbourhood clamoured for you personally.

Teddy bears are, undoubtedly, everybody’s favorite stuffed animal.

Here are some of the all-time favourites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably among the most famous bears . popular teddy bears is a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded writer and playwright. His arrival has an interesting story…

During a regular stop of a train carrying soldiers out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada during the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub from the guy who had just shot its mommy.

In December 1919, Colebourn presented the London Zoo with Winnie where it quickly turned into a huge attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie’s house until she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne, used to love this small, black bear and’d even nicknamed his very own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It had been his son’s fascination for this particular bear that prompted Milne to compose a complete set of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the title of Pooh originally belonged into a swan.

Nowadays, children’s toy stores are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. You will find Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothes, bedding, animated cartoons, and even web sites.

2. Paddington Bear

A classic among children’s literature, Paddington Bear was charming children of all ages because it was first created with a British author, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond depended upon a teddy bear sitting slightly forlornly onto a shelf at a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary monster caught Bond’s imagination and he shortly penned the first book known as’A Bear Called Paddington’. This adorable little bear is actually an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a boat and came in England, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him up to now.

This little bear immediately endeared himself to its young (and not-so-young) subscribers along with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle jacket and love of marmalade sandwiches. Although he had a knack for getting into trouble, he had an almost-human sense of right and wrong and shunned wild adventures.

It was Shirley Clarkson who gave youthful Paddington his signature Wellington boots to assist the bear stand upright.