The Return of Teddy

Written by Marcia Choo (Malaysia) and illustrated by Xinyi Yao (China)

Toy knight Teddy goes on an epic adventure to save his friend Cinderella—inspired by a true story of a beloved lost toy. 

When Teddy’s best friend, Cinderella, goes missing in the middle of the night, he does what any good knight would do—he sets out to save her. But no matter where he looks, he can’t find her, and he wonders, has he failed his friend? Is he too ordinary to be a knight after all? Then a girl comes looking for her lost teddy, and Teddy realizes he can still be a knight after all—for a new friend. The Return of Teddy celebrates the sweetness of friendship with our most special stuffed animals.

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  • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Pages: 48
  • Size: 7.1  x 7.1
  • Price: $16.99
  • Age Range: 4-8 years
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2022
  • ISBN: 9781953458421

Key Selling Points:

  • In the spirit of A Bear Called Paddingtonand Corduroy—Teddy’s adventures will capture the hearts and imaginations of fans of these classic toy bear tales
  • Reassuring—even when Teddy gets separated from his friend, he finds comfort and companionship in a new friend
  • Childhood favorites—many kids have their own favorite stuffed animal

About the Author:





Marcia Choo holds a degree in Literature and Language, a Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate and a certificate in Art Writing and an MA in Art History. She’s now working in National Gallery Singapore as an education officer. Meanwhile, she teaches children and adults how they can use art and writing for communication and play.

Xinyi Yao tried various fields related to oil paintings, from wall paintings to children’s art education and commercial illustrations. Now she focuses on creating her own story, and has published STAR MAN TWINKLE TWINKLE. She likes diving, ceramics, handmade glass and carpets, but most of all she likes creating a warm and romantic fairy tale world with lovely nature and animals. Visit Xinyi Yao online at


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