Walton, Jessica

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Dougal MacPherson. A teddy bear previously gendered a boy by human Erroll nervously announces that she's not Thomas but instead a girl teddy named Tilly. Luckily, Erroll provides unconditional support, and they can quickly go back to their tea parties and playground adventures. Soft ink and colored-pencil illustrations match the gentle tone of this simply stated and warmhearted gender-identity narrative.


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