I joined just to reply to you! Isn't it frustrating being stuck? I've made a couple of Debbie Bliss' bears, but I think it was from another book. The center seams on the bears (and bunnies) were seams that were at the center back and I matched the center seams of the head and body. This is how I interpreted it.
We're going out (4 minutes ago!) so don't have time to dig stuff out right now. I'll check the boards when I get back, so if you're still unclear, I can try to help. (Also, I do have the book you're working on.)
Now if somebody could help with my aran sweater question....