Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Teddy the Terrible

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Review - Teddy the Terrible

Teddy the Terrible

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About the Book
''Run for your life!'' ''Take cover!'' ''The monster is coming!''

No one knows why Teddy the Terrible -- the little local ''monster'' -- is such a bully. He picks on frogs, frightens the squirrels, and steals food from the baby boars. He is a terrible terror! . . . That is, until he meets someone bigger than him. What happens when Teddy the Terrible comes face to face with a big, full-grown bear? She gives him something that he s never been given before -- and his life is forever changed.

Hardcover with dust jacket
34 pages
Ages 4 to 8
Full color throughout
9-1/2 inches wide by 11-1/4 inches high.

Christian Jolibois, born in Les Yvelines, France, is an author, screenwriter, and stage director. He dedicated the first part of his life to theater and started writing stories for children when he became a dad. Marianne Barcilon was born in Paris. A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Cergy-Pontoise and Bordeaux, she also studied animation at the Ecole des metiers de l'image, in Paris. Marianne lives in the Parisian suburbs with her son, daughter, and husband.

My Take on the Book
This is a rhyming story that will delight you and your child. Teddy is a bully and as you read the story, you will see visually how he is mean to the other animals. He deliberately takes food away from them, shakes them from trees, says mean things, and scares little creatures. There is a different Teddy in the evening as he goes home alone.

I love the ending as Teddy tries once again to bully another creature. However this time the bigger bear decides to show Teddy love and kindness. Teddy is transformed and changed. Maybe bullies are not receiving the love , friendship , and kindness they need to become kind and gentle creatures/people.

A good story to talk about, but also to enjoy with the delightful illustrations and rhyming verse.

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