Teddy and the Mighty Yolo

A battle with Mother Nature takes a surprising turn

Children - General
65 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2023
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Author Biography

A wife, mother, passionate writer and a former graduate of The Charles Morris Price School for Advertising and Journalism. Her passion for writing began as a young child waking up in the middle of the night to write her thoughts down on any paper she could find. The gravitational pull to write a story was always a dream, until one day during the pursuit of another passion within the science field, her English professor presented an opportunity to interpret Edward Albee’s, The American Dream. The arduous challenge put her writing to the test and by completion validated her love for the craft. Soon after, she was recognized by her professor, who made her critique of The American Dream available to all students as a reference guide in the college library. This experience reignited her passion for writing and led her to write a screenplay about the CIA takeover of Saturday Morning Cartoons now residing in the Writer’s Guild East. Growing up surrounded by an artistic family gave her the platform to begin her journey in writing, hoping one day to become a published author. The idea of bringing characters to life in a story she created led her to publish her first e-book "Monty the Magnificat" in 2019, and available in print 2022. Her story continues with her second book "Teddy and the Mighty Yolo" available now!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Teddy and the Mighty Yolo by Tina Haydamacha is a children's adventure story with a serious message. Climate change has brought powerful storms to Mariner Harbor and, over the years, Shirley Seaport has become eroded and weak. Now there’s a new one heading her way, Hurricane Yolo, and it’s the biggest one yet. Molly the Kingfisher has come to visit and when she hears of Shirley’s plight, she seeks out Sammy Seaport, Shirley’s best friend, as he welcomes an environmental activist on board a luxury liner. Yolo is causing destruction as it heads for Shirley but Teddy, the smallest tugboat in the harbor, decides to help save her. Together with his tugboat friends, they form a line to protect her but is the storm too powerful? What happens next could be the difference between survival and destruction. The tugboats face the vicious storm but is it enough to save Shirley?

Teddy and the Mighty Yolo by Tina Haydamacha tells the story of the havoc climate change is wreaking upon our planet, with storms getting more and more vicious every year. The plot moves fast and it definitely has an important message for the future, one that kids need to learn about as this planet is their future. The characters are well-developed and although many of them are not human, they feel human and kids will be able to picture them as they read. It is a well-written story and should maybe be included as part of the reading curriculum and schools to educate kids on climate change, how it affects us all, and what we can do about it.