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Introducing Teddy

Title

Introducing Teddy

Authors

Jessica Walton

Illustrator

Dougal MacPherson

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781681192109

Pages

32 pages

Genre

toy realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Errol's best friend and teddy, Thomas, is sad because he wishes he were a girl, not a boy teddy, but what only matters to both of them is that they are friends.

Grade Level

PK-1

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender toy; boy to girl; gender identity

Main Character

female teddy bear

Race/Ethnicities

White

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 5 to 9
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Kindergarten to 2nd grade
Rainbow List, 2017 Picture Book

Keywords

friendship; playing; self-perception; bow; bowtie; bikes; gardening; tree house; sadness; emotions; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

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