Introducing Teddy: a gentle story about gender and friendship


Errol’s teddy bear, Thomas, is sad until he tells Errol that he has always known to be a girl teddy bear and wants to be called Tilly. Errol and Tilly change Thomas’ bow-tie into a hair bow for Tilly. Errol only cares that the teddy bear is his friend.


The book explains just enough for a child to grasp the understanding of transgender, without getting into huge concepts. It is also just a lovely story with amazing illustrations.

Edited by: Biblioteka Sarajeva (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Author(s): Walton, Jessica

Illustrator(s): MacPherson, Dougal

Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Childrens

City: New York

Year: 2016

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781681192109

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Feelings, Identity, LGBTQ+, Toys

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