The ‘Tedinburgh’ Book Festival sleepover

Lots of young readers brought their special soft toys along to Edinburgh International Book Festival on Friday for our very first teddy bear sleepover. Author Linda Strachan brought Hamish McHaggis!

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

After some songs and stories the children tucked their toys up and left them to settle down for the night.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Or so they thought. Almost as soon as Linda had left the room the teddies were getting up to all kinds of mischief…

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

They enjoyed Linda’s story so much they thought they’d sneak a look at her web site.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Snip introduced his new friends to his favourite titles at the bookshop.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Look! Doctor Book! Everyone queued nicely for a reading prescription.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

“Antony Beevor? Any relation?”

All this was hungry work. Might there be some food at the authors’ yurt?

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Bingo!

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

“This is my first trip to the book festival. How about you?”.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

And off to bed, although Snip’s snoring made Big Ted wish he’d brought his earplugs.

You can see more of the teddies’ adventures on Flickr.

 

 

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