Back of Book:
What would happen if your teddy bear stowed away in your backpack and followed you to school? And what if your teddy convinced all your friends’ stuffed animals to come along for the party? Would you believe they might sneak into the cafeteria to play Pizza Disc, head to the band room to put bubbles in the wind instruments, make a clever glue trap for the art teacher, and roll around in finger paint as well? Luckily, the principal remembers what it was like to be young and may let the rambunctious teddy bear and crew off just this once. Author Jancee Dunn and illustrator Scott Nash bring Teddy and friends back for more mischief in a high-spirited tale of uninhibited fun.
I received a copy of this picture book from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review.
My students loved the first “Teddy” book and I was thrilled that Jancee Dunn and Scott Nash teamed up again and created a back to school story for Teddy and his friends. Readers follow the stuffed animals as they stowaway in backpacks to school. Once there, they get into all kinds of mischief and mayhem. Each page focuses on a different part of the school day. The animals find trouble in P.E class, Art class, Recess, and more. The illustrations are filled with bright colors and amazing detail. Readers will fall in love with the plush animals who caused such a raucous. As a teacher, I can see using this book as an introduction to a writing assignment.
This is a truly fun and engaging book for back the back to school season!
Ages 5 and up
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