Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times Bestselling Author
Dorothea Benton Frank
"Dottie and her daughter Victoria joined forces to create their first book together!"
Dorothea Benton Frank, and her daughter, Victoria Benton Frank, join forces to bring young readers a powerful (and scrumptious) story about a standout kid who learns to stick up for himself and the things he loves.
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Teddy Spaghetti

T eddy really, really, REALLY loves spaghetti. What he doesn't love is getting teased at school. When Teddy takes his favorite food to lunch, a bully calls him a not-so-nice name:


Will Teddy let his new nickname prevent him from enjoying what he loves most?

Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank's first-ever children's book. It's certain to encourage kids to be themselves and to take a bite (or slurp) out of life!


Dorothea "Dottie" Benton Frank was a beloved New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels who the New York Journal of Books correctly describes as, "an author who never fails to entertain." Some of her adult books include Queen Bee (2019); By Invitation Only (2018); and The Last Original Wife (2013). She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The College of Charleston, a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Bloomfield College and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Charleston School of Law. In 2015, she was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of authors and has been honored many times for her work raising awareness about domestic violence and for her community service. She and her daughter Victoria Benton Frank joined forces to create their first book together, based loosely on Victoria's son Teddy.

Renée Andriani is an illustrator who works on everything from greeting cards to picture books. Besides being a professional doodler, she loves to hang out with her children and dogs, hiking, campfires, and really good coffee. Andriani lives in the Kansas City area and you can visit her at

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