My name is Rosalind Bennett Vijendren and I write about my grandchildren’s adventures when they come to visit me on Salt Spring Island. This story is about my grandson who decides to bring my old teddy bear back to visit me. I hadn’t seen my old bear for many years. It is about how a beautiful fluffy teddy became a rather beaten up and quaintly dressed older bear with the dignified name of Timothy Britannic. It incorporates the history of a little girl coming to a new country after a big war. It is the memories we all have when we look back at a loved stuffed animal that we treasured as a child. And in the telling of this story we get the grandchild’s realization that what something looks like isn’t important. A friend is loved for who they are not what they look like. I found this to be a wonderful story to write in all its simplicity.
I am called Granny In The Trees because I live on over 2 acres of tall trees and I am blessed with an abundance of creatures to keep me company. My other books include: Green and Gooey, Granny’s Rude Tree and Granny’s Magic Glasses.
My books can be bought at stores on Saltspring Island, on line at www.grannyinthetrees.com and read at the Saltspring Island Library B.C. and the Robert Service Library Dawson City, Yukon.
This book suits topics for children 7 and older, but of course could be read to children much younger.