Night of the Living Ted by Barry Hutchison - Library Competition

Living ted jacket

Night of the Living Ted Competition

Create-a-Ted! Draw your own Teddy at a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

When Lisa Marie and her step-brother Vernon pop into town to get their dad a birthday present, they discover the Create-a-Ted shop is offering free Halloween bears! Making two grisly bears for themselves and choosing an Elvis bear named Bearvis for Dad, they head home. That night the shopkeeper brings the bears to life for nefarious purposes … but Vernon’s bear, Grizz, doesn’t want to be a slave to humans – he wants to rule the world! Converting the shopkeeper’s Stuff-U-Lator into a machine for turning living matter into stuffed bears, he begins to prowl the streets. Can the children and Bearvis save themselves – and the world – from being stuffed?

To celebrate the launch of Barry Hutchison’s new series Night of the Living Ted, Stripes Publishing have a fantastic ‘Create-a-Ted drawing competition.’

The brilliant prizes

If you enter you have a chance to win one of five signed copies of Night of the Living Ted dedicated to the library, and 5 sets of the Beaky Malone series from Stripes Publishing.

One lucky library will win a free visit from Barry Hutchison.

How to enter

Host a Teddy Bear’s Picnic reading event at the library, read bear themed stories, and let children design their own ‘Create-a-Ted’ bear for Barry.

You can download the competition sheet for children to use at the bottom of this page and then get drawing!

You can send Kimberley photographs or scans of the entries.

Or by post, to
Kimberley Sheehan,
Stripes Competition
The Reading Agency,
60 Farringdon Road,

You have until the 9 November to enter.

If you would like to learn more about Night of the Living Ted, visit


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