Just Teddy By Emily Lim, Illustrated by Neal Sharp IPPY Bronze Medal Winner 2009 International Schools Libraries Network Red Dot Awards Finalist
Just Teddy, a lonely teddy bear, tries hard to fit in with the toys in a toy factory. He goes to great lengths to blend in with the polar bears, pandas and penguins to the extent of almost losing his identity. When he is mistakenly left on the wrong shelf in a toy store, he encounters a little girl who senses that he is different. Together, they stumble on a wonderful discovery about Just Teddy’s true worth.
Prince Bear & Pauper Bear By Emily Lim, Illustrated by Neal Sharp IPPY Bronze Medal Winner 2008 Reader’s Favourite review– 5 stars
Pauper Bear, a teddy without a mouth, longs to be loved, whilst Prince Bear loves himself. Pauper Bear’s chance finally comes when a little boy brings him back and repairs him with care. Prince Bear ends up in the home of a girl who forgets about him and leaves him to be chewed up by her new puppy. The two bears meet again a year later outside the same toy shop where they first met. In this chance encounter, both experience love and friendship with new perspectives.
The Tale of Rusty Horse By Emily Lim, Illustrated by Neal Sharp Moonbeam Gold Medal Winner 2009 Reader’s Favourite review– 5 stars
An old forgotten rocking horse longs to be a favourite with everyone. An old fairy grants him his wish, turning him into a real horse and a crowd favourite. The magic doesn’t last and Rusty turns back into a rocking horse, ending up as a playmate to a lonely handicapped child. When the fairy returns with a spell to make him popular forever, Rusty has to choose between that and the friendship of one child. In that moment, Rusty learns that real magic lies within his power to choose what truly matters to him.
Bunny Finds The Right Stuff By Emily Lim, Illustrated by Neal Sharp IPPY Silver Medal Winner 2010 Hedwig Anuar Award Shortlist 2011
Bunny, a floppy rabbit with flat feet, thinks he is missing out when he notices that the other toys are better stuffed than he is. He desperately searches for new stuffing but ends up making a big mess of himself. Grizzly, Dinosaur and Kangaroo, the other toys in the house, come to Bunny’s rescue repeatedly. They finally realise that the right stuff which they are helping Bunny to find is within them to give. They each give up some of their own stuffing and restore Bunny back to good shape.
About the Author:
Emily Lim’s award-winning stories celebrate the themes of love, friendship, charity and second chances. Her stories were inspired by her journey of coping with a rare voice disorder.
Emily is the 1 awards competition. With her Gold Medal at the 2009 Moonbeam Award, she became the 1 the Moonbeam Award. She is Mediacorp’s Singapore Woman Award 2013 Honoree for her contribution to children’s literature. Her books have been featured in all leading newspapers and magazines including Sunday Times, Straits Times and Channelnews Asia.