Freddy the Not -Teddy

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Freddy is Jonah’s favourite stuffed toy, but no one knows quite what Freddy is – a funky duck, a peculiar platypus, a punk rock penguin? He’s certainly not a Teddy, but that won’t stop him from being the star of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in this inspiring story about inclusion, friendship and staying true to yourself.

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781922539090 | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books


Kristen Schroeder writes for children from her home in Minnesota. She and her family are dual American Australian citizens and consider Melbourne their second home. Freddy the Not-Teddy is Kristen’s second picture book, inspired by her son’s favourite stuffed toy, Freddy.

Freddy the Not-Teddy is Kristen’s second picture book, inspired by her son’s favourite stuffed toy, Freddy.

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Hilary Jean Tapper is a picture book illustrator, perpetually enchanted by the magic of watercolour and small folk. She has drawn small persons since she herself was a small person – and you’ll find such characters on everything she touches!

Hilary also works as a children’s arts therapist and teaches dollmaking (Courage Dolls) with the theme of courage. Her work seeks to inspire connection within ourselves, with those around us, and the greater world we are a part of.

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Buzz Words Magazine
“Visually and textually uplifting, Freddy the Not-Teddy has a sweetness that will not sour with repeated readings. Children will fall in love with Freddy as well as the fabulous idea that there is a place in the world for even the quirkiest of characters.“ Click here to read


Reading Time
“The strongest theme in this book is the bravery it takes to be true to yourself or kind to others, especially when you expect peers will not understand“ Click here to read


Bottom Shelf – Barbara Baxton, Award-winning Teacher Librarian
“This is a heart-warming story that will appeal to all our young readers who have a favourite stuffed toy that is not a teddy, especially if they have had to make a decision about whether it “fits the brief” for an occasion like a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Jonah’s solutions to both his own problem and that of Cassie will inspire them to be brave enough to be themselves despite peer pressure.” Click here to read


Picture Book Parents
“Freddy the Not-Teddy is a gentle and fun story that provides many opportunities to talk with young children about difference, belonging and being true to yourself.” Click here to view”


Blue Wolf Reviews

Freddy the Not-Teddy is certainly a book to use for discussions of acceptance and change.” Click here to read.


NZ Booklovers

The message of the story is powerful throughout and reminds children of the importance to be kind and to respond to others as they would want to be treated.
Freddy the Not-Teddy is beautifully illustrated by Hilary Jean Tapper using a watercolour look that gives it quite a unique feel to the heart-warming story. 


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