Teddy Talks: A Paws-itive Story About Type 1 Diabetes

Teddy Talks: A Paws-itive Story About Type 1 Diabetes

By Vanessa Messenger

Illustrated by Emma Latham

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages 5-9

Hardcover ~ Paperback ~ Kindle

Teddy isn’t your average fur-iend…but neither is Emily! When she was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it all seemed overwhelming. But now, the pair never lets anything stand in the way of everyday adventures…and they can teach you how too!Sit, stay and come along as Teddy Talks about the healthy daily habits he and his human Emily make together. In this fetching tale, Teddy shares how it is easy to find the bright side when you’re looking for it. After all, a little paws-itivity can go a long way!

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful book that brings awareness to a silent disability. I am a huge fan of books like this – teaching our children about illnesses that they might otherwise not learn about. This story is told from Teddy’s – the dog – perspective. He shares all the things him and his tiny human do, including taking her medicine and testing her sugars. The book includes the medical terms before the book starts, giving children a better chance to grasp what they are reading. Adorable illustrations are paired with a fantastic story to make a great book!

About The Author

Vanessa Messenger is a Mam, a Product Lead at Google, and considering she’s been a Type 1 Diabetic since 2010, she’s also full time pancreas!With her background in Psychology and Broadcast Communications. she’s always been impassioned by creating a connection with people through Storytelling After receiving so much support and encouragement from the deep-rooted community of “diabuddies,” she was determined to help create that same sense of belonging and connection for TID kids through Teddy Talks

A Note from Teddy

When my human, Vanessa, told me she wanted to wnte a book about me, I was so excited (cue the pup-arazzil) Even though I’m not a certified Diabetic alert dog. I’ve learned a lot of in-fur mation about Type 1 Diabetes from Vanessa and her doctors I may be just a regular “Teddy Bear” Pomeranian who enjoys peanut butter and car rides, but I like to think I also have a special gift for making people smile! To connect with me and see more of my adorable personality, follow me on TikTok and Instagram @TeddyTheT1Dog

Huge thanks to Foreword Publicity and Vanessa for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. To get a copy click the link below!

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