Teddy’s Favorite Toy

By: Christian Trimmer

Illustrator: Madeline Valentine

A mom goes to great lengths to rescue her son’s favorite doll in this delightful tribute to treasured toys—and mothers. Full-color illustrations were done in gouache and pencils, and then digitally composed.

ISBN: 9781481480796

JLG Release: May 2018


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Toys , Lost and found possessions , Mother and child , Dolls

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Inspired by a favorite childhood toy, this book tells the typical story of a lost and found plaything. What makes this particular version of an age-old tale stand out it that Teddy’s favorite toy is a pink Barbie—esque doll whom he has named “Bren-Da, Warrior Queen of Pacifica.” Not only is she Teddy’s coolest toy, but Inspired by a favorite childhood toy, this book tells the typical story of a lost and found plaything. What makes this particular version of an age-old tale stand out it that Teddy’s favorite toy is a pink Barbie—esque doll whom he has named “Bren-Da, Warrior Queen of Pacifica.” Not only is she Teddy’s coolest toy, but she also has the best manners, the sickest fighting moves, and the ability to pull off a number of stylish looks. When Bren-Da is accidentally broken and then thrown away by the boy’s mother, Teddy is heartbroken. Then, as his mother swings into action to retrieve the doll, astute readers will notice that she is really the inspiration for Bren-Da’s fabulousness. VERDICT With a triumphant text declaring “Yas, queen,” this is a very modern take on the lost and retrieved favorite toy. Recommended as a general purchase for children’s collections.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh

Book Details

ISBN

9781481480796

First Release

May 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD350L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Toys, Lost and found possessions, Mother and child, Dolls,

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