Ted and Pax Bear are the oldest in a very large family of bears who live in Waldorf, Maryland, with Missy Pat, a retired teacher, and Mr. Bob, who is retired from the Air Force. Ted is the oldest at 34 years old, and Pax is 30 years old. At that age, a bear's eyes get tired, so Ted and Pax have to wear glasses.
Years ago, when Pax would go to work with Mr. Bob, Ted would help Missy Pat recruit other bears to ride in police cars. These bears helped the police officers provide comfort to children who felt afraid and alone. And Ted was happy helping other bears find a loving home like the one he an Pax share with Missy Pat and Mr. Bob.
Ted and Pax have always likes listening with their big ears to Missy Pat and Mr. Bob when they talked about visiting distant lands. One day Ted asked if they could travel to some of those exotic places with Missy Pat and Mr. Bob. They all chose South Africa as the place they'd like to visit. When they returned,
Ted decided that he and Pax would write this book and share their amazing experiences with you.