Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear

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President Theodore Roosevelt did not know he was going to make history the day he went bear hunting, but he did. While bear hunting, he found a cute little black bear in the forest, but he could not bring himself to shoot it. He knew if he shot it, he would no longer be able to look into his children’s eyes, so he put his gun away and went back to Washington. A newspaper journalist used the president’s story of not being able to shoot the bear into a cartoon. After seeing the cartoon, it gives shop owners an idea to make a cuddly bear toy. The shop owners wrote a letter asking to use Theodore Roosevelt’s name for the bear. The president didn’t think it would help them sell the bears, but soon everyone in America wanted a Teddy bear! The mono-toned, light-colored illustrations help make the book look like it is from an older time, like when the teddy bear was invented. The thoughtful illustrations show the compassionate president and the beauty of the plush Teddy bears. This is a great book for children to learn about the history of Teddy bears and President Theodore Roosevelt.


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Author James Sage • Lisk Feng, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 2019-05-07
ISBN Liam - Age 7
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Issue May 2019
Category Children's


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