Why diversity matters at Christmas 03/12/20
Teddy Took the Train
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dot and mummy go shopping and take the train home, but leave Teddy on the train! Oh no! But instead of being sad, brave little Dot imagines all the fun that Teddy's having while he's away - at a picnic just for teddy bears, surfing the crowd at a city train station, and watching clouds as he lies by the riverbank. Refusing to give in to her fears, Dot's faith is rewarded when Teddy reappears for plenty of hugs.
This diverse and heartwarming book encourages children not give in to their fears, especially about separation. They rhyming text provides a reassuring tone for a lovely bedtime read.