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If Dad's always working and impossible to play with, and your birthday came and went faster than you can say "boring," then a visit from a certain raspberry-colored, fantastically fun friend might be just what the doctor ordered. Because with Ted, just about anything's possible!

Photo credit: Kim Pilla

Tony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at DiTerlizzi.com.

Photo credit: Kim Pilla

Tony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at DiTerlizzi.com.

Time Out New York Like Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat, Ted knows a good time.

School Library Journal A sure winner for storytime sharing.

Publishers Weekly Plenty of zip.

  • Young Hoosier Book Award (IN)
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award Nominee
  • Show Me Readers Award Final Nominee (MO)
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee (OH)
  • Georgia Children's Picture Book Award Finalist

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