The Yell of Teddie Drake is beautifully illustrated retelling of the ugly duckling to encompass families that are brought together by more than looks. This book was written by Samm Delorey and is currently available on Kickstarter. Check it out HERE.
Children in foster care, in open adoptions, and blended families are poorly represented in children’s literature if they are represented at all. In this beautiful retelling of the ugly duckling, The Yell of Teddie Drake, is all about how children can belong and love multiple groups of parents while dealing with the stress that comes from the transitions between families and not knowing when one may see siblings and loved ones again.
This book presents a positive relationship between biological and adoptive families and focuses on how all parents can work together to love and serve their children.