Book Spotlight: Ted E. Bear the Labradoodle by Joanna Rau-Tobin and Dinah M. Rau (Illustrations)


Ted E. Bear the Labradoodle by Joanna Rau-Tobin and Dinah M. Rau (Illustrations)

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Inkwater Press (February 25, 2013)
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Ted is not a lab,
He is not a poodle.
He is a labradoodle.

An adorable portrait of a loving companion, Ted E. Bear the Labradoodle is the first installment in the continuing adventures of Ted, a gentle and playful first generation labradoodle. Having overcome many obstacles, including a life-threatening illness, Ted has become the heart and soul of his family.

A lushly-illustrated and lighthearted read for kids ages 1-6 and for parents who want to teach their children the meaning of fun and play, Ted E. Bear chronicles the little daily adventures of man’s best friend.

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About Ted:

Ted E. Bear was born in December 2005, though almost named “Sampson, given his loving nature the name Ted E. Bear immediately stuck. Half lab and half poodle, Ted carries the best traits of both and is a favorite with neighborhood children. When not bounding around the house or helping the family pick blueberries on Sauvie Island, Oregon, he is often found enjoying his favorite beach on Orcas Island, Washington, running headlong into the salty sea breeze or enjoying a nice long walk.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Sisters-in-law Dinah and Joanna join together in the creation of this introduction to Ted. Dinah and her family live in Bellevue, Washington where Dinah splashes color and artwork around the greater Seattle area. Joanna and her family live near Portland, Oregon where Joanna is an educator and also the loving owner of Ted. For more information, please visit:

My Thoughts:

This book is really cute!  The simple writing flows well throughout the book.  It’s written in rhyme, which I always love, as long as it’s done well.  The illustrations are charming and are a good fit for the story.  Young dog lovers will enjoy this sweet book.


***Check back May 13-19 for a chance to win an epub copy of Ted E. Bear the Labradoodle!



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