Teddy, Let’s Go!

Enchanted Lion. Oct. 2022. 72p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781592703685.
PreS-Gr 2–As told by Teddy, a stuffed bear tenderly made by Grandma for her new baby granddaughter, this is a tale of comfort, companionship, and unconditional love. As the baby grows, she learns Teddy is her constant friend—playing with blocks, taking baths, going to camp. Teddy names her My after her favorite word. But babies grow and change, and Teddy is often left behind, although his love for his companion never falters. Soft pencil and pastel illustrations gently enhance this quiet work and show the changes coming to Teddy’s world. My, in an act of welcome, cleans and repairs a well-worn Teddy and presents him as her gift to her new baby brother. He will find the same comfort she did as he enters the world. This book is a generous addition to works relating to family, love, and new sibling arrivals.
VERDICT A patient and well-paced story of love, friendship, loyalty, and change. Young children with their own comfort objects will easily relate to Teddy.

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