Singing, onomatopoeic words, and expressive watercolors tell a common family story with warmth and immediacy. A girl loves the teddy bear that Mama buys her for her birthday: "Me, I love my floppy teddy bear / Curly brown fur and two black eyes / A squishy squashy belly and a red bow tie." But her little sister wants that teddy bear and keeps taking him. Sister feeds him lunch, and he gets peanut butter in his fur and jelly on his tie. Sister takes him outside to play with the dog, and he gets two torn ears and a hole in his nose. Sister makes him soggy in the sink. The solution, of course, is to buy Sister her own bear to love. The little one's envy and mischief are sympathetically shown; so is the older sibling's growing anger. Kids will recognize their own dramas, and they'll enjoy chanting the cumulative lines about the floppy teddy bear and his misfortunes.