Teddy really, really, REALLY loves spaghetti. What he doesn’t love is getting teased at school. When Teddy takes his favorite food to lunch, a bully calls him a not-so-nice name:
Will Teddy let his new nickname prevent him from enjoying what he loves most?
Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s first-ever children's book. It's certain to encourage kids to be themselves and to take a bite (or slurp) out of life!
What I loved: The illustrations are very cute and really add to the story. The premise is interesting- with a topic that many children will encounter. It is really great to see Teddy's new friends sticking up for him, which gives children an example of what they can do when they witness bullying. Teddy also handles it graciously, finding common ground with his bully (though this may not always be possible).
This book is really ideal for the elementary school-aged crowd who can discuss how to handle similar situations. The book is word-heavy, which also conveys a more complex story for older picture book readers.
Final verdict: TEDDY SPAGHETTI is a cute book that tackles the heavy topic of bullying with light-hearted humor- and spaghetti.