"Hello, my name is Ben and I was made in 1948. My eyes are made from glass and I have a beautiful blue ribbon.
"I was bought for a little girl's birthday. We used to live in a very big house. She took good care of me.
"I remember my favourite game was playing tea parties on the lawn. We had real china cups too."
So said Ben the Bear (without the aid of notes) at Guiseley Infants yellow class assembly first thing this morning.
Ben was played by Jamie White, aged five.
His watching daddy was very proud.
And, with the school Easter holidays now officially underway, it's likely to cost him a fortune.