Round the corner, not far away, Bing bunny and flop are out to play. Being a toddler can be tough, and things don’t always go according to plan. Luckily, Flop is always there to help Bing out when things go wrong.
Where it came from
Ted Dewan (1961 - ) is an American writer, illustrator and artist. As a toddler, his daughter loved the Maisy Mouse books. But Ted soon grew tired of Maisy’s perfect life. He wrote Bing
to celebrate the messy reality of being a toddler, and to acknowledge that it’s OK to make mistakes.
Where it went next
There are 10 books in the original Bing series, the first being Bing Get Dressed. These inspired the hugely popular television series, Bing,
which was first broadcast on CBeebies in 2014. The show has gone on to win numerous awards and several books have been published based on characters in the series.
Ted Dewan has written several other picture books aimed at slightly older children, including One True Bear (2009) and Crispin the Pig Who Had It All (2000), which won the Blue Peter Award in 2002.