Toodles and Teeny: A Story About Friendship

Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8 x 10
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441B108
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1198-2
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2013
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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All Toodles ever wanted was a best friend. So when she meets Teeny…gobble-gobble-gobbleluiah!

Toodles found her best pal ever. But what seems like good fortune turns as Streaky, Cathy, and Boo-Boo Bat — and all her other barnyard friends — become mad at her for being buddies with Teeny.

What's a turkey to do? Best friend or good friends? Old friends or new friend?

With humor and playfulness, Toodles and Teeny beautifully illustrates the complexity and importance of friendships in childhood, and that best friends and good friends can all be shared.

A Note to Parents includes additional information and strategies for helping kids build and maintain healthy friendships.

About the Authors

Jill Neimark is an author of fiction and nonfiction, an award-winning science journalist, and a contributing editor to Discover Magazine. Her credits include the middle-grade novel, The Secret Spiral, the adult novel Bloodsong, which was a Book of the Month Club selection and published in five countries, and the adult nonfiction title, Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (coauthored with bioethicist Stephen Post, PhD). It was awarded the Kama Prize in Medical Humanities by World Literacy Canada in 2008. A sequel to The Secret Spiral, entitled The Golden Rectangle, is out in February of 2013.

Marcella Bakur Weiner, EdD, PhD, is a fellow of APA and professor adjunct at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is also president of the Mapleton-Midwood Community Mental Health Center and was chief staff psychologist at the Park Slope Children's Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Weiner has authored twenty-five books and seventy-five journal articles, and she has been interviewed for numerous national television shows, radio talk shows, and magazine articles. Her most recent book is Women Psychotherapists: Journeys in Healing, co-authored with Lillian Comas-Diaz.

Together Neimark and Weiner authored and Adinolfi illustrated the Magination Press book, I Want Your Moo, a 2010 Learning Magazine® Teachers' Choice AwardSM for Children's Books.

About the Illustrator
JoAnn Adinolfi was born in New York City, on Staten Island. She is the author and illustrator of Tina's Diner and is the illustrator of Halloween Hoots and Howls and The Perfect Thanksgiving, among dozens of other children's books. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Reviews & Awards
  • Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Award for Children's Picture Books

Jill and Marcella have written a very heartwarming book about the difficulties of childhood friendships. All children will relate to this entertaining story. JoAnn Adolfini's illustrations are colorful, bold, expressive and add to this engaging story.
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