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- Title: The Ecobears
- Author: David Sterricker
- Contributions by: Yvonne J Wright
- Illustrator: Calvin Innes
- ISBN10/ISBN13: 190774603X / 978-1907746031
- Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm (paperback)
- Reading Age: 9+
- Pages: 120
- First Published: Nov 2011
- Publisher: My Little Big Town
The Ecobears is an exciting and action packed children’s book with a message of caring for the environment and the protection of the Earth’s resources.
In a far off galaxy there is a lush and vibrant planet known as Vynen.
The rich, forest covered planet is home to thousands of exotic species of plants and animals, from the Giant Hairy Momomouth to the miniature Flip Beetle, each of them cared for by the Ecobears.
The Ecobears are highly intelligent creatures who watch over plants and animals on planets all across the universe, protecting them from harm. They travel vast distances across space to strange worlds with unimaginable forms of life, with their only aim being the protection of endangered species (whatever they may be).
When the evil bears known as Krakkov and Dilus (The Bear Reaper) are located on a distant planet the brave Ecobears must quickly jump into action. These villains are know well on the planet Vynen and wherever they go, trouble quickly follows.
Can they protect the planet from certain destruction? Join the Ecobears in their first action packed book to find out.
From The Book: Imagine a world, a trillion light years and a billion galaxies away from Earth. A world that drifts gracefully through the eternal night sky against a blanket sprinkled with stars. A lush and vibrant green planet gift-wrapped with cotton wool clouds and lit up from the light of a giant yellowish orange sun.
A dozen moons rotate lazily around the planet while a myriad of brightly coloured meteors and comets skim their surface, each one sending clouds of dust and ice spray into the night sky, reflecting brilliant white and blue light in every direction. Purple snow capped mountain ranges stretch for thousands of miles across the planets surface. Perfectly clear seas lap the white sandy shorelines on islands that bustle with life. Each dawn innumerable different species of hopping, dancing, flying and skipping insects collect in swarms, each a mile wide.
Their pulsating, swirling displays last for hour upon hour as the world awakens. Gigantic waterfalls a mile high and ten miles wide thunder and roar over the jagged cliff tops into vast lakes below. Torrents of translucent shimmering water rushes down over the purple rocks, worn smooth by the endless flow. A fresh, clean spray rises gently in the wind and falls as rain on the distant horizon.
Long tranquil summers drift languidly into short, crisp winters where the glistening dew freezes in crystal clear droplets on every plant and flower. The entire planet glistens in space like a festive bauble. Vast stretches of forest sway in the breeze as millions of neon birds spring from branches and take to the sky in a beautiful aerial dance. An unimaginable variety of creatures live side by side, and the air is filled with the sound of bird song and crickets chirping a chorus. Tall olive green trees twist and arch their way up into the sky as far as the eye can see forming vast rainforests.
Hidden amongst these endless forests lives a wise and magical race known as the Ecobears. Welcome to the magnificent Planet Vynen.
From the website:
“ECOBEARS” BEGAN LIFE, MANY YEARS AGO, AS A COMBINATION OF TWO PASSIONS – SOFT TOYMAKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST – WITH THE FIRST ECOBEAR NAMED ‘HARVEST’ BORN ON FEBRUARY 29th, 1996.
SINCE THEN MANY ‘ONE-OFF’ CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN CREATED AND HAVE FOUND HOMES AROUND THE WORLD. ECOBEARS ARE CREATED USING SOLAR ENERGY, TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS THAT HOMES, CLOTHES, FOOD, FUEL, PAPER AND MORE, CAN BE MADE FROM SUSTAINABLE NATURAL HEMP. EACH AND EVERY ECOBEAR IS LOVINGLY HAND-CRAFTED USING ONLY THE FINEST MATERIALS AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
THE COLLECTORS’ BEARS PRESENTLY DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE ARE ‘ONE OF A KINDS’. THEY ARE SEWN WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HANDSTITCHING OFFERING TRUE QUALITY. PART OF EACH ECOBEAR IS MADE USING A SEWING MACHINE POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY.
WINNERS OF THE “BRITISH TOYMAKERS GUILD” – ‘BEST NEWCOMER AWARD 2000′. THESE UNIQUE HAND-MADE BEARS ARE CRAFTED USING MOHAIR AS WELL AS NATURAL EARTH-FRIENDLY MATERIALS, INCLUDING ENGLISH GROWN HEMP HARVESTED IN 1993 BY HEMCORE – VINTAGE TODAY.
Check out the Ecobears homepage at www.mylittlebigtown.com/ecobears