"Something's got to be done about it!" When a young teddy bear discovers that his parents have no pension, that his girlfriend is overworked in hospital and that children cannot play cricket in Dudbury (Britain's most boring town) he decides to become a Membear Of Parliament. Author-journalist-Mastermind finalist and seasoned Parliamentary dogsbody Richard Heller gives a new meaning to the term "political animal" in this delightful story. With the help of children and toys, Harry, a newly-qualified teddy bear, founds the Fur Play Party and fights a dramatic campaign against the Preservative Party, the Laboratory Party and the Lintel and Doormat Party. Brilliantly illustrated by Will Tubby, it will entertain children of 7 upwards - and tell them what Parliament and politics can do for them - and it is full of witty touches which will amuse older readers, including Harry's stirring campaign song and the rival candidates' trio of political nonsense."Utterly charming" was the verdict of Baroness (Betty) Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons.
"Membear Of Parliament" is being published in association with the Cricket Foundation's charity Chance to shine, which promotes cricket, learning and achievement in state schools. A portion of all sales will go to the charity. Media campaign, celebrity endorsements, House of Commons launch 7 Nov, all with help of Chance to shine cricket charity.