Freddy Bear is a big bear now and he needs a bigger bed. It's time to leave the little old cot behind! The Freddy Bear books are designed for reading aloud to children 6 months to 3 years. The main character, a little bear living with loving, supportive parents, approximates a 2�3 years old child. The stories relate to early stages of child development with experiential learning in a safe environment. The text is brought to life by the wonderful illustrations of award-winning illustrator Philip Webb, who is expert at depicting small nuances that can't be described in words, and he does this with body language and detailed facial expressions.