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 Teddy's favorite toy
 Author: Trimmer, Christian

 Illustrator: Valentine, Madeline

 Publisher:  Atheneum
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [39] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 890706 ISBN: 9781481480796
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Toys -- Fiction
 Dolls -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Mother-child relationship -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Teddy's favorite toy has the best manners, and the sickest fighting skills, and the ability to pull off a number of fierce looks. But when his toy goes missing, it turns out there's another woman around who's pretty fierce--it's Teddy's mom, and she will stop at nothing to reunite Teddy with his favorite toy.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 194394
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 73226

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/17)
   School Library Journal (01/01/18)
   Booklist (+) (12/01/17)
 The Hornbook (00/03/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 POPPreS-Gr 1—Inspired by a favorite childhood toy, this book tells the typical story of a lost and found plaything. What makes this particular version of an age-old tale stand out it that Teddy's favorite toy is a pink Barbie—esque doll whom he has named "Bren-Da, Warrior Queen of Pacifica." Not only is she Teddy's coolest toy, but she also has the best manners, the sickest fighting moves, and the ability to pull off a number of stylish looks. When Bren-Da is accidentally broken and then thrown away by the boy's mother, Teddy is heartbroken. Then, as his mother swings into action to retrieve the doll, astute readers will notice that she is really the inspiration for Bren-Da's fabulousness. VERDICT With a triumphant text declaring "Yas, queen," this is a very modern take on the lost and retrieved favorite toy. Recommended as a general purchase for children's collections.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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