Theodore Edward is a lovable stuffed triceratops who belongs to a boy named Matthew. When Matthew gets a new stuffy who is very different than Theodore Edward, he feels certain they could never be friends. Through bright, colorful illustrations and an endearing story children can relate to, Theodore Edward learns that differences don’t need to stand in the way of friendship.
Alyssa hopes that Theodore Edward and his friends will serve as a foundation for children and their families, teachers, guidance counselors, etc. to begin conversations about treating everyone with respect and kindness, no matter our differences.
My son actually has a stuffed animal named Theodore Edward. While he looks very different from the Theodore Edward in my story, he is still a triceratops. When my son was younger I would make up stories for him and use his stuffies as the characters. One day he suggested that I write a book about Theodore Edward. I didn't take it seriously when he first suggested it. A few years later, I wrote down one of the stories and was thrilled that Road to Awesome wanted to publish it. Now my son and his stuffies have their own book!