Happy New Year from Teddy Vincent

By Jo Du Nor and Miki de Goodaboom

(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom, based on a photograph by Jo Du Nor and Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Cafe Terrrace At Night” )

On the first of January this year, my Teddy Bear Truffle McFurry and me received the sweetest New Year greetings ever. They arrived from France in my Facebook postbox. They came from Jo Du Nor, our reporter at “Go Teddy!”, and his new friend, teddy Vincent. Jo wrote:

Miki, qui mieux que mon nouvel ami, Teddy “Vincent” Bear, peintre formé à l’école de Van Gogh lors de sa période arlésienne, pouvait m’accompagner pour te répondre et venir te présenter mes meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année… Je lui ai parlé de Kevin, de Truffle McFurry et de tous tes ami(e)s, il tient à leur souhaiter aussi une bonne année, riche de rencontres, de joies et d’amitié.”

For those who don’t understand French:

Miki, who better than my new friend, Teddy “Vincent” Bear,  artist trained at the school of Van Gogh during his time in Arles, could accompany me to answer you and send you my best wishes for the new year… I told him about Kevin, Truffle McFurry and all your friends, and also he wants to wish them a happy new year, rich in new encounters,  joys and friendships”.

Truffle and me where really OVER THE MOON!

I could not resist to paint Teddy Vincent in front of that wonderful painting from Vincent Van Gogh, ‘Cafe Terrace At Night”my favourite ever. I thought it was the best tribute I could pay to Teddy Vincent and Man  Vincent. I hope they both like it!  🙂

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In The TransPennine Express

By Truffle McFurry

(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom)

Hello Everybody!

This is me in the TransPennine Express, coming from Manchester and going to Yarm, to start our Tour De Yorkshire with “Go Teddy!”‘s reporter Ann La Mar (who is also my Auntie Ann… )

We will tell you everything about our Tour in our books, be patient!

Love you all!

Truffle McFurry

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Dr Bear And Dr Bear

By Urso Arctos and Jo Du Nor

(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom, based on a photograph by Jo Du Nor)

Hello ! Do you remember me, Ursus Arctos, from Sarajevo ?
When I arrived to France, I was not in a very good shape…
I would like to present to you the so nice doctors who took care of me : Jo and El Bear, 2 brothers who worked together in the hospital where my parents confided me for my care.
In this period of joy and love for Christmas, I have so much pleasure to thank them for what they made for me ! And I wanted to say it to everybody.
I give big hugs to all of you.

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