Ellie loves Scruffle, he's her oldest and her best bear. But Scruffle only has one eye, is held together by mouldy thread and has a rather disgusting smell. Ellie's mum decides it's time for a brand new bear ...But Ellie doesn't like her new bear - who has ever heard of a bear that smells like flowers? Ellie's mum insists she gives the new bear a chance. So Ellie takes him with her while she plays cowboys and indians and helps granddad in the garden, and he soon ends up just as whiffy as Scruffle! Meanwhile Mum tries to understand what it is Ellie loves about Scruffle. While smelly, he is also extremely cuddly. Ellie asks to keep both bears and her mum agrees, but only if they both take a spin in the washing machine! A wonderful way to introduce the topic of coping with change, any child with a favourite toy will enjoy this story.
James Dunn's family comes from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands and lives in North London, where he works in publishing. When it comes to sport he is not one of those who supports Scotland and whoever's playing against England. This is his first book.