Item description for Peef The Christmas Bear by Waldman House Press & Tom Hegg...
A Christmas teddy bear made by Santa comes to life and yearns to belong and bring happiness to one small child.
Publishers Description A tender story about a teddy bear, handmade by Santa, who is given to a delighted child on Christmas Eve. PEEF weaves a powerful message of love and respect to hearts of every age.
Citations And Professional Reviews Peef The Christmas Bear by Waldman House Press & Tom Hegg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 11/20/1995 page 76
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Studio: Waldman House Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 11.22" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Waldman House Press
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Peef the Bear
ISBN 0931674263 ISBN13 9780931674266
Availability 0 units.
More About Waldman House Press & Tom Hegg
Tom Hegg is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, actor and writer. He has touched countless lives with his New York Times Best Selling title, "A Cup of Christmas Tea" and his series of books about "PEEF The Christmas Bear." Tom trained at Carnegie-Mellon University and won a Bush Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of Minnesota. Tom then enjoyed several seasons with the Guthrie Theater Acting Company. He is now the Director of Drama at Breck School in Minneapolis where he holds the rank of Master Teacher. The Heggs - Tom and Peggy - are Minnesota Scandinavians who know all the jokes. Their son, Adam, and his wife, Breanne, have twice made them grandparents. Imogen Beatrice and Helena Blythe are the light of their lives.
Tom Hegg currently resides in Eden Prairie, in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Peef The Christmas Bear?
Screwed on shipping Jan 23, 2008
The book is great. My son loved it. Sadly though, it was ordered with the guarantee that it would arrive before Christmas, and it showed up on the 26th. this site has been non-responsive and has ignored my correspondence (e-mail & snail mail). So, I would recomend buying the book, just not through this site.
Must have book Dec 21, 2007
This book is magical for kids - I just bought a second one to make sure both of my sons have this book when they are grown and have their own children. The story is about Peef - a bear that Santa makes by hand. Peef is Santa's right-hand "bear", but really longs to be given as a gift to a boy or girl, but he just can't bring himself to tell Santa. Santa figures it out and decides to give him to a child on Christmas Eve. Great lesson about love. Definitely buy the stuffed Peef they sell with the books and then place it in bed with your child Christmas Eve. After the kids have read the book several times leading up to Christmas, and then wake up to Peef on Christmas morning, they feel so special. They believe Santa decided they were the one who was special enough to receive his special bear.
Cute Book Dec 3, 2007
I am so looking forward to reading this to my kids! It really is a cute book.
Great story, great reader Jan 19, 2007
The book is a great story and even better when you hear the author read it the way he wrote it. It is a great story about Santa making a friend and eventually giving his friend away to a little child.
A classic! Oct 4, 2005
Santa is up to something! He's asked all of his elves to pick out their favorite fabric and bring it to him. Just what is Santa doing? Why he's making a multi-colored Christmas Bear, that when the final stitch is completed and with a push from Santa's finger, the bear speaks his own name...Peef.
Peef is an important bear. He is Santa's chief assistant and dearly loves Santa. But what Peef really wants is to belong to and bring happiness to a special child. That doesn't seem to be Peef's fate until one Christmas Eve when Santa is one toy short. Peef's dream is realized as he is left behind to bring one special child great happiness.
This is a wonderful Christmas story! It wraps up the gift of love, sacrifice and the sense of belonging all in one little bear. The illustrations are spectacular and will draw children and adults alike into the story.
Armchair Interviews says: This book, first introduced in 1995, is sure to become a classic and treasured by all children everywhere who dream of loving that special bear.