Too Many Teddies (Children’s Book)

I was recently contacted by a new author/illustrator called Glenn Martin, who has just written a children’s book related to consumerism and simple living, which he tells me was inspired by reading Entropia.

Glenn’s book, “Too Many Teddies“, is a sweet and simple story of a little elephant named Ned and his teddy Pixie. Ned gets caught up in the excitement of buying too many teddy bears before realising that giving can be more rewarding than receiving. Gratitude and sharing are two key themes explored in the book.

While Too Many Teddies is hardly going to cause a revolution, I feel rethinking the values that our children are taught is certainly part of the revolution that is needed, so it is with great pleasure that I endorse this wonderful new book. I highly recommend this book for all those with young ones.

Perhaps Too Many Teddies (for children) or Entropia (for adults) may be suitably ‘oppositional’ gifts for you to consider as Christmas time approaches. Might as well take all opportunities to spread to word of simplicity and sufficiency, especially at a time of chronic overconsumption.

Congratulations Glenn, and all the best with the book. Every act of opposition counts.

Readers may also be interested another eco-inspired children’s book I’ve just been notified of: The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land and other Ecotales, by Anne Morgan.

One Response to “Too Many Teddies (Children’s Book)”

  1. When my son was born, 17 years ago, it turned out that every one of his relatives bought him a teddy, so he ended up with 17 teddies, when only one day old. Wow!. Luckily he linked to one of them and the rest went by the wayside. But I thought, at the time, he just didn’t need 17 teddies, but also recognised the kind gesture from extended family members. Gift giving is a vexing subject.

    When it comes to children’s story books, may I also recommend “The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land”, authored by my colleague Anne Morgan:
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