BILLINGSLY The Bear with the Crinkled EarProduct no.: HP115
Written by the author of the bestseller, To Sir, With Love and aimed at the younger reader, this is the tale of the relationship between a young girl and her toy bear.
“Oh Billingsly!” Lisbeth cried, “ I love you just the way you are and I love your ear just the way it is.”
“That’s fine,” said Billingsly, “so I’ll tell you a secret. It’s only for you. My left ear is for hearing things, all sorts of things. They’re just sounds and are not important to me. But my right ear is for listening. It will open only when someone speaks directly to me, the way you did. When you’re not talking to me it will curl up again".
"You’re the only person who has ever talked to me and you’re the only person for whom my listening ear has opened.”