Book Review: Theodore the Unfortunate Bear by Cory Q. Tan

Theodore the Unfortunate Bear by Cory Q. Tan

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Title: Theodore the Unfortunate Bear
Author: Cory Q. Tan
Illustrator: Cory Q. Tan
Publisher: The Luminous Cat
Publish Date: May 8, 2019
Genre: Childrens – Picture Book
Series: na
My Rating: 4/5


Theodore was an unfortunate bear. Exquisite, knowledgeable, well-mannered and immaculately dressed (with his impressive red bow tie), he was what you would call a ‘gentle-bear’. For a teddy bear of his pedigree, one would expect nothing but the best of what life had to offer. But luck should have it that he would end up in the worst possible place on earth- the Chow family! Loud, unrefined and even barbaric, this family brought him nothing but misery, day after day… Poor Theodore had no greater wish than for the whole family to disappear from his life. One day, Theodore’s wish came true… Targeted at 6-8 year olds but suitable for all ages, this is a book that teaches children to treasure their family and loved ones, as ultimately they are the ones who will always be there for us. It also reminds us that only by accepting our loved ones for who they are, for all their imperfections, will we be able to find true joy and happiness.

With 36 beautiful illustrations by the author, this mesmerizing Children’s Picture Book will take you on an adventure far beyond your imagination.

Theodore the Unfortunate Bear by Cory Q. Tan

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A children’s picture book about a teddy bear and his unruly family. The bear, Theodore, believes himself to be better than the Chow family. He even wishes that they would just disappear. Then, they do.

A creative story with a some humor. Theodore even learns something… that his family was pretty great. A lovely picture book with fantastic illustrations.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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