Meerly A. Bair book cover
(ISBN: Hardcover 978-0-9860226-5-4;
Paperback 978-0-9860226-6-1)

Meerly A. Bair:
One Teddy Bear’s Adventures


Meerly A. Bair, illustrated in pen-and-ink by the author, joins the literature of charming, funny, and touching Teddy Bear characters for the young and young-at-heart. Here is a world where toys live and animals talk. The good-hearted teddy bear, Meerly A. Bair, and his young owner face fantasies and fears with touching and funny triumphs of love. In the fanciest department store in town, a lonely, rich, little girl, whose parents are always away on business, smiles at a stuffed bear, and he smiles back. They have many adventures - despite a rigid nanny and a crotchety butler - with a delightful assortment of creatures: an ambitious mouse; a timid earthworm; a forgetful elephant; a sweet toy rabbit; a troublemaking expensive doll; and a marvelous mechanical dragon.


The cinnamon-brown stuffed bear was thinking hard, tilting his head sideways. And, as anyone who knows about stuffed bears can tell you, when a bear is thinking hard, his head always tilts sideways. He was thinking a song he had just made up:

I’m glad I’m me.
I’m sure of that.
I may be nameless,
But I’m not a hat.

A hat may look cute,
A hat may look fancy;
But a hat can never
Have a name like Nancy.

You can’t call your hat Harry,
Or Alice, or Sam;
But a bear can say,
I know who I am!