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Secret Teddy Society: Breaking The Code

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Teddies don’t have claws - at least not real ones. That’s what Waldo was thinking as he watched his best friend turn into a Were-bear by the moonlight. Waldo had no idea that a string of events would unwind all because he and Bobby Bear were caught going after the milk in the fridge by James, a stay-at-home dad trying to write his first book. Nothing happens in the teddy w ...more
Paperback, First, 392 pages
Published November 7th 2012 by JSG (first published January 1st 2012)
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
A free eBook I got from the author, I was intrigued because I always felt that my stuffed toys had a life of their own as a kid, so giving them away would break my heart. Gilmore put those same feelings to words as he wrote a fictional account of what teddy bears might be doing while their humans are away or asleep. I felt the early part of the book was strong, answering many questions readers might have on how this could be realistic, such as why humans never see them move, why their interactio ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Le daría más estrellas si no fuese por la casi total ausencia de personajes femeninos de relevancia. Por otra parte, jamás hubiese dicho que una historia de ositos de peluche me fuese a gustar tanto.
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
(This review may contain spoilers).

I think it was the cover that brought my attention to this story. Even though it looked more like a children's story, I liked the cover and I liked the blurb about it. But when I entered the giveaway and didn't win, I didn't think anything of it until the author contacted me and provided a link to get a free e-book copy.

Teddy bears seem to have a huge place in society, so it was really interesting to read a book about them having a whole society. I was a little
Monica H at the Readathon
I wanted to love this book! It is a cute idea and has a lot of potential. The characters are developed well and come to life on the page. I especially liked James, Bobbie, Bobby Bear, and Waldo. James is a fun character and seems like a great dad. Bobbie is so sweet and is a good bear-owner. Bobby Bear and Waldo are hilarious. I love their sibling-like-bickering and the names they come up with for ice cream and marshmallows. The descriptions are very well done and I felt like I was right there i ...more
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Secret Teddy Society: Breaking the Code will do for teddy bears (new and those that have been forgotten) what Toy Story did for Mr. Potato Head, the green army men, and dinosaurs with tiny little arms.

The two main bears, Waldo and Bobby Bear, capture everything that a child imagines their teddy bear should be. They were 'born' from a child's love and they are the perfect embodiment of the loyalty, truth, and family that is the Teddy Bear Code. At some point in the book I stopped thinking of Wald
George Ibarra
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The best fantasy tale I've read in a long time.

On the surface the book comes across as a silly, cute adolescent fantasy about teddy bears. It is that and a morality tale.

SECRET TEDDY SOCIETY: BREAKING THE CODE is about love, honor, loyalty, respect, and friendship. It is the teddy bears own Lord of the Rings, but with more excitement and stronger ties.

STS captured me from the beginning with a daring escape of one bear through the help of another. It builds itself upon intrigue and conspiracy wi
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Although this isn’t a book that will last through the ages, it’s a very original book. I remember my teddy bear from when I was a child. I never wondered if he came alive when I was a child, but I did after finishing this novel!

This book was a sweet adventure story that teaches children the value of honesty, loyalty, and friendship. I really liked getting to know the history of teddy bears and Waldo and Bobby Bear were perfect examples of the values of the Teddy Code. I think this book will be e
Charla Wilson
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This book was not what I expectedd! In fact, it was so much better than what I expected! It was at times funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes scarry. But it all added up to be a great story for adults and kids of all ages. I mean who doesn't love a Teddy Bear? I loved that it even included a brief history of how the first Teddy came into being. You could not help but get caught up in the secret lives of the Teddies, Waldo and Bobby Bear and their owners Bobbie, and James. At times during this sto ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
First of all, isn't the teddy bear on the cover the cuttest thing ever?!
I was really glad when I won this book even if I didn't know if I would love the book just because the cover is so adorable but it turned out that the book is also really good.

It's got avendure, some suspens and some humor. The only flaw for me is that there were a lot of point of view changes and sometimes they were a little bit sudden and it wasn't always clear whose pov it was. Since it's a children book, I think it could
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never been a big fan of the Teddy Bear.. At least I wasn't before I read JS Gilmore's"Secret Teddy Society: Breaking the Code." I was so excited when I got this book in the mail, thanks again to J S Gilmore for the goodreads giveaway.
A charming & delightful book, at times I forgot Waldo and Bobby were teddy bears. I would highly recommend this book for all ages.. I guarantee you'll never look at a Teddy Bear the same way again..
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book deserves all 5 stars no less would be a disrespect to all Teddy Bears around. This book will have you reading till the very ending loving every moment. every hug, every song, every bear (maybe lol), This is a perfect book for all ages you are never to old to read a book about Teddy Bears coming to life. So when you read this book pick up your Teddy Bear and hug them close
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story filled with adventure, friendship, action, loyalty, and the list goes on. I expected this to be a cute little story, and it was that and much more. I recommend this book highly for all the kids (young and old)in your family. This book will be one of our family favorites I'm sure!

I loved this story. It was cute.

When I was a kid, I used to wonder about my dolls and teddy bears coming to life...mainly at night or when I wasn't in the room. This book adds to the it true?! Do they have a world and society?!

I miss my Mike now.
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Constantly smiling while reading this book. Laughter. Worry. Adventure & excitement. Hopefully on vacation I will get my nephews to let me read STS to them. Please consider sharing this imaginative tale with you kids! Teddy Bears that live because of our love, you bet.
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun, exciting and full of adventure. Never a dull moment. I hope this book leads to a series. Such an entertaining telling of the teddy world.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute story, but too long! Some misspellings and grammar mistakes bugged me.
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
As a big believer that stuffed toys come alive when no one is around, I loved this story! I especially felt for the zombie bears, even though they ended up being jerks.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this read. A clever insight to the teddy bear world. Fun and imaginative.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
it was awesome and my teacher lucas henderson said he JS Gilmore is making a second one
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Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS ALMOST THE NEXT HARRY POTTER! Funny, suspenseful, and absolutely ADORABLE!!!
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