[Blog Tour] Just Being Ted – Lisa Sheehan

Today is the last day for this tour and this is also my stop, and I’m so excited to share with you a cute book for children, with a very important moral.

Thank you to lovebookstours for sending me an ebook copy of “Just Being Ted” to review.


Ted the dragon lives all alone in a big house, deep in the woods. He LOVES making things, spending his days baking cakes, painting pictures and creating costumes. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t have anyone to share his amazing creations with. Ted tries so hard to make friends with the other animals, but there’s something about his fiery breath and fearsome-looking claws that keeps putting them off. One day Ted notices a sign for a summer picnic party in the forest. The only trouble is that it’s for BEARS ONLY. Perhaps if he dresses up as a bear for the day they’ll let him in and he’ll make lots of new friends. What could possibly go wrong? Just Being Ted is a sweet, heart-warming story about the importance of being yourself and being accepted for who you are.


Just Being Ted is a very lovely book for children but also for grown ups because it’s a story that reminds you that you have to stay true to yourself and show everyone who you really are.

Ted is a dragon that looks so friendly, but unfortunately he scares everyone because he is a dragon until one party … It’s a very important story to read to our little ones to remind them that being yourself is the most important thing ever because people will love you for who you truly are.

I really enjoyed reading this story with my babies, even though they are really young I really wanted to read this book with them. I will read it to them again (and again) when they are older, but for the moment I think they really enjoyed the drawings. They are very colourful and gives so much life to the story.

This is definitely a book I would recommend to any parents to get their children! And if you are not a parent but you are looking to offer a book to a child, this one has to be the one!


Lisa Sheehan is an illustrator, graphic designer and all-round image maker. Graduating from Kingston University with a degree in graphic design, Lisa went on to become an art director for the Financial Times, before embarking on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Since graduating she has illustrated two picture books: The Find It Book by Margaret Wise Brown, which was shortlisted for the AOI awards, and Lionel and the Lion’s Share with Lou Peacock. Just Being Ted is the first title Lisa has both written and illustrated. The idea came from a teddy bears’ picnic at her daughter’s school, at which only teddy bears were allowed. Lisa thought this was very unfair on any other stuffed animals that wanted to attend, too, and the idea for Ted was born.


You can buy this book on Amazon.


Let me know if you’re going to buy this book or put it in your wishlist!

Morgane. x

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