Reading Group Guide: Teddy Tales

16-Teddy_Tales-Reading_Group_GuideWhat kind of dog is that?

Teddy, the rescue dog, is a mixed breed of love, fun, and curiosity. When he comes to live with Kay and Sam, their neighbor boy, Josh, learns that kids and dogs have a lot in common. And everyone joins in the adventures.

Teachers, counselors, parents, and grandparents will enjoy reading Teddy Tales with children, as a pet-assisted guide to discuss:

• adoption  • bullying  • caring for pets  • choices in eating  • going to school  • grief and family illness  • making friends  • running away  • scary haircuts  • sleepovers  • the meaning of family  • unique qualities

Teddy’s friends invite you to share his adventures: 

Teddy Tales is a seriously fun look at how caring for a special dog can help us better understand our own choices and behavior.”

—Otto Fad, Jr., professional animal behaviorist

 

Teddy Tales is delightfully told and insightfully written. Combining her ability to craft a story with her counselor’s heart, Spruill uses the ordinary adventures of a dog to give us all a deeper understanding of what it means to truly experience healthy, balanced living.”

—Sandra Doran, Ed.D., Executive Director, TheTeacherTrack.com; SchoolDreamsUnlimited.com

 

Teddy Tales is a must-read for anyone who loves dogs or children—or both! It is a true story, told with compassion, insight, and humor.”

 —Patti Boyle, President, Buddies for life, Inc., Orlando, Florida

Summer Reading List: “Teddy Tales, the Story of a Rescue Puppy”

“What kind of dog is that?” Teddy, the rescue dog, is a mixed breed of love, fun, and curiosity. When he comes to live with Kay and Sam, their neighbor boy, Josh, learns that kids and dogs have a lot in common. And everyone joins in the adventures.

Teachers, counselors, parents, and grandparents will enjoy reading Teddy Tales, the Story of a Rescue Puppy with children, as a pet-assisted guide to discuss:
• adoption
• bullying
• caring for pets
• choices in eating
• going to school
• grief and family illness
• making friends
• running away
• scary haircuts
• sleepovers
• the meaning of family
• unique qualities

Teddy’s friends invite you to share his adventures:

“Teddy Tales is a seriously fun look at how caring for a special dog can help us better understand our own choices and behavior.”
—Otto Fad, Jr., professional animal behaviorist

“Teddy Tales is delightfully told and insightfully written. Combining her ability to craft a story with her counselor’s heart, Spruill uses the ordinary adventures of a dog to give us all a deeper understanding of what it means to truly experience healthy, balanced living.”
—Sandra Doran, Ed.D., Executive Director,
TheTeacherTrack.com; SchoolDreamsUnlimited.com

“Teddy Tales is a must-read for anyone who loves dogs or children—or both! It is a true story, told with compassion, insight, and humor.”
—Patti Boyle, President, Buddies for life, Inc., Orlando, Florida

Teddy Tales, the Story of a Rescue Puppy is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at the local library. If it’s not available at the library, request it be added.

Teddy Tales, the Story of a Rescue Puppy is written by Karen Spruill and illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams.

Meet Karen Spruill: “Teddy Tales” & “Scribble Dee Sophie”

Karen Spruill, M.A., L.M.H.C., is looking forward to art projects with her new grandson. She is a counselor, blogger and award-winning book author. She believes art is awesome therapy for children and adults. Karen lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, and rescue-dog, Teddy. Their two married children, and grandson live nearby. Karen’s Books:

Teddy Tales

  1. Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist – 2012

    Scribble Dee Sophie

“Thanks for helping me bring Teddy Tales to life! I look forward to marketing together and more projects. Keep creating dreams!” – Karen Spruill