I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in the Principal’s Office

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Your teddy is in trouble. He’s made quite the mess, from making a meatloaf masterpiece, to body painting, to setting traps and tying up the P.E. teacher. What is the principal going to do with him?

My kids, three and six, thought this book was hilarious. They loved the stuffed animals writing their names with condiments to the sticky glue trap for the art teacher. It was definitely one they wanted to read over and over again.

The writing was excellent. I could really play up the principal’s voice in the book. It was just perfection. The combination of that and the humor was so great.

The illustrations really captured the details of the gigantic mess the stuffed animals made. My favorite panel is when the stuffed animals were squirting condiments to sign their names.

My only issue with this book was the ending. I agree that we should be loving with kids or stuffed animals when they misbehave, but the principal allowed them to leave with a hug and a warning. I would have liked to see the stuffed animals apologize or clean up their mess. In life you won’t just get away with something like this, even if it’s fantasied. My thoughts: funny, but needs a little tweak to the ending to be relevant.

Age recommendation: Three and up

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Author Jancee Dunn, with illustrations by Scott Nash
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 16-Jun-2020
ISBN 9781536201987
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Issue August 2020
Category Children's


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