Moving Teddy’s Journey Book Review
Moving Teddy’s Journey is a heart-warming rhyming story created to support children when they move.
When Teddy has to move he feels all sorts of emotions, not wanting to leave his friends and being scared of the unknown. Will Teddy have a change of heart once he sees the new possibilities that change can bring?
When you’re a kid, moving away from everything you know and love can be your greatest challenge yet. In Moving Teddy’s Journey, by Zara Johnston, readers come along with little Teddy as he finds his way in a new city and a new school. As a military wife herself, Zara Johnston is able to portray this uniquely difficult process in a hopeful and inspiring light.
Teddy’s family is moving! As we get to know Teddy and his parents, we learn that his dad is in the army, which means they move to new places often. At first, Teddy is upset and sad, and wonders if “Mum and Dad understand everything that he’d be missing.” He thinks about the friends he’ll no longer see, the routines that will change, and the new school that he’ll have to navigate.
Teddy’s mom is understanding, telling him that she knows that he feels sad, but that he’ll soon be able to experience the adventure that comes from exploring a new place to live. She’s right! As soon as Teddy has his first day of school, he begins to meet new friends right away, and sees that this new place might have some good things too.
The illustrations are full of soft, glowing light, as Teddy and his family try to find the bright side of a difficult situation. Teddy’s parents are drawn with gentle smiles, and you can feel their love and warmth through the pages. In the front of the book is a dedication to military children, who, just like dandelions, can bloom anywhere because of their strength and resilience.
As a military family, we know firsthand how much love and support can get you through tough situations! A story like this is so dear to my heart as a military wife and mom, and I hope it encourages you as much as it does me!
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About the Author, Zara Johnston
“Meet Zara Johnston, A Military wife, Mummy to 3 little people and the face behind Author Mummy. As a child, Zara adored books, reading them, listening to them and making up her own stories. The older she got the more her love for books grew.
In 2013, Zara trained as a Literacy Intervention Leader in a bid to try and bridge the gap between a child’s reading age and their chronological age. After many of years of writing stories for her own children, Zara started sharing these stories with her local community and subsequently embarked on her new journey into the wonderful world of a children’s picture book author.”
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Zara Johnston in exchange for an honest review.