Alice is not an ordinary girl, because when Alice talks to bears, the bears talk back. The notice in Alices Bear Shop window read: Found. Bear lost at sea. Soggy but safe. Apply within. The bear is called Cobby, lost to his owner, Tom, when he fell overboard, and this is the story of his adventure and how he came to be in Alices Bear Shop.Make sure that you dive in to the world of Alice's Bear Shop and collect all of the books to accompany the lovely characters which we all love so much.Cobby Goes for a Swimhasa hard-back cover and each page is lovingly illustrated by Rikey Austin who is the artist who bought us all of these wonderful tales and characters.