Book Review: “Introducing Teddy” by Jessica Walton & Illustrated by Dougal MacPherson

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No book as ever given me so much trouble as a reviewer before this one.

Not because of the subject matter, but because it is less than 30 pages with just a few sentences and beautiful drawings :).

I just did not know if I would have enough to say about it! That was until I realised that it was not about the plot but about the message.

I realised I needed to review it, because it was, and is a very important book.

It is an important book whether or not you identify with your assigned gender and whether or not you feel that it is a reality that concerns you.


It is an important book because even if your child seems to be happy being a boy or a girl right now, and may always be, he or she is bound to meet or befriend someone who lives their life with a different gender than the one they were born with.

“Introducing Teddy” not only introduces this reality gently and accompanies the message by simply saying that being who you want to be is ok, and that true friends will love you for who you are no matter what, and with that going to a place that is beyond gender.

Just a few words with a beautiful drawings. Sometimes, it’s all that is needed to deliver a powerful message.



Thanking team @KidsBloomsbury for providing me with a copy of this beautiful book

You can find both Jessica Walter and Dougal MacPherson on Twitter @JessHealyWalton and @15mindrawings


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