TEDDY LOVES SPAGETTI The story of Teddy, the Cat Without Ears Continues!!!
The Adventure of Teddy series, are all non-fiction stories for children and families about my real-life rescue cat named Teddy. Teddy lost his ears to frostbite while being homeless in freezing weather conditions in central Canada. All of the books in the series will highlight educational points about pet care, support inclusivity and celebrate being different, together. Teddy Loses His Ears is the introduction book into the series, and touches on self esteem and disability awareness as we fielded many questions about Teddy’s abnormality while emphasizing his beauty and purpose, despite injury. Teddy Loves Spaghetti uses humour to educate children about nutrition, alternatives to food-based rewards and introduction to diabetes. We’ve had many unique experiences since fostering Teddy, and my children’s reactions to these incidents were inspirational. We hope that children connect with Teddy as a loveable character who shares his stories to help save other animals from preventable injuries, just like his. Everybody has a story. We need to listen to one another to create opportunities to learn from their journey and perspective to grow to become kinder, more compassionate humans, to animals and each other.
“Adorable Teddy will gain your heart with his poignant tale of adventure and loss. Vivid illustrations bring this cute cat’s tale to life. Eleven stars out of ten for this story of acceptance, kindness, and resilience. Thanks, Teddy, for reminding us all we are “purr-fect”. Jenna Greene, Author of Reborn the 2018 Moonbeam Award Winner in the Gold Category
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am a full-time essential services worker and mom of two primary school-aged children. My kids enjoy choosing books from the school library and I’m always genuinely impressed with the messages of acceptance and kindness in the stories they select for us to read together. During the pandemic, we had to get creative to keep our home an exciting and positive space that we all wanted to spend a lot of time at! Our entire family loves animals, so we decided to foster a litter of kittens over the Christmas Holidays. They brought so much joy into our lives, that we planned to continue to foster animals as much as possible! Then we saw Teddy. Teddy just belonged with our family and we knew it the moment we met him. Since that day, he has made our family feel complete. His uniqueness and character have inspired a series of stories that we hope to share with other avid child readers that love animals! Learn more about Christine at: https://cmkauthor.wixsite.com/christinemilkovic