**A New Atlantic INDIE BESTSELLER!**
The beloved bestselling author of The Hurricane Sisters and Porch Lights, Dorothea Benton Frank, and her daughter, Victoria Benton Frank, join forces to bring young readers a powerful (and scrumptious) story about a standout kid who learns to stick up for himself and the things he loves.
Teddy really, really, REALLY loves spaghetti. What he doesn’t love is getting teased at school. When Teddy takes his favorite food to lunch, a bully calls him a not-so-nice name:
Will Teddy let his new nickname prevent him from enjoying what he loves most?
Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s first-ever children's book. It's certain to encourage kids to be themselves and to take a bite (or slurp) out of life!
Perfect for anti-bullying and self-confidence discussions with children.
New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Until her passing in 2019, Dorothea and her husband split their time between New Jersey and South Carolina. A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank was beloved by fans and friends alike since her debut novel Sullivans Island. Readers from coast to coast fell for the quick wit and the signature humor that permeated her many bestselling novels.
Renée Andriani is an illustrator who works on everything from greeting cards to picture books. Besides being a professional doodler, she loves hanging out with her children and dogs, hiking, campfires, and really good coffee. Andriani lives in the Kansas City area, and you can visit her at www.randriani.carbonmade.com.
Victoria Benton Frank was born in New York City, raised in Montclair, New Jersey, but considers herself to have dual residency in the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the French Culinary Institute. Victoria worked in restaurants in New York before returning to Charleston, South Carolina, which she considers home, with her husband, two kids, and a giant mutt. When she isn’t writing, she is reading, cooking, or chasing her children.