From the moment American Greetings introduced the Care Bears (R) in 1982, they had a firm bear hug on the hearts of both children and adults. The delightful bears wore their feelings on their bellies: happiness, joy, love, celebration, and hope. And when you wanted to send a thought to a special someone, they were the perfect courier. Care Bears found their way into a variety of products from greeting cards to plush toys, figurines, books, and bedsheets, spawning a host of enthusiastic collectors around the world. Now, for the first time, a wonderful collection of these Care Bear objects and those of their Care Bear Cousinsr has been gathered into a book for collectors. Illustrated with more than 520 color photos showing the variety of Care Bears and their current market values, it provides a convenient guide as these creations show up in the collectibles marketplace.