*The CK Bears*
A Koala is not a bear, but a marsupial. A marsupial is a mammal that carries its baby in a pouch.
However, in this story,
the tiny miniature Koalas are bears… actually teddy bears.
They are called “Christmas Koala Bears”, abbreviated, CK Bears,
also known as “Cute Kid’s Bears” or “Cuddly Kid’s Bears”.
These CK Bears look for abandoned sea urchin shells.
They curl up and sleep inside the sea urchin shells for a long time
and only wake up a few weeks before Christmas.
They all want to be adopted by children at Christmas time,
so that they can be loved for the rest of their lives…
The next time you find a sea urchin shell on the beach and it’s not Christmas time,
make sure that it does not have a sleeping CK Bear inside !
(Story and illustrations by V. Strathearn)