Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ugly Ted

Hey neighbors!

There is an awful lot of talk going on about bullying right now.  It has reached an all time high.  For some reason children have been taught if you look different or talk different it is OK to make fun of someone and sometimes it escalates to more than just words.  Now, I came from a family where we had friendly teasing, that sometimes went overboard, but nothing like what goes on today.  My own children have been diligently taught that you do not make fun of someone.  When teasing starts I like to ask, "Is everyone having fun?  So I was excited to receive Ugly Ted for review.  I just have to tell you the first thing one of my children said upon seeing Ugly Ted was, "Mom, he is so ugly he's cute!"  Well needless to say, Ugly Ted has found a home where he will be loved and well taken care of.
Shy!

Slowly peeking out!
Seriously, Ugly Ted is not your average teddy bear.  He has one ear larger than the other.  His nose is crooked, and so are his two front teeth.  His body, arms and legs do not match his head as far as size.  Poor Ted, will anyone love him as much as they do other teddy bears?  Yes!  Especially now my daughter has seen him!  I have a feeling he will be going with us to Chicago soon.

Now if you would like your own Ugly Ted you can purchase him online for $16.99. Not a bad price for such a lovable little guy.  Presently on their website there are 4 stories about Ugly Ted that you can share with your children.  They are also available in PDF format so you can print them off for your children to read.  On the site a downloadable Adoption Certificate can be found that you can fill out to adopt Ugly Ted.  And last but not least, that is where you can sign up for the Ugly Ted Newsletter.


Ugly Ted can be found on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to look him up. And while researching Ugly Ted, I found out that they are working on releasing Ugly Ted's best friend Squirky Squirrel.  I am so excited to be able to share Ugly Ted with my neighbors here At the Fence.  One of my neighbors will receive their own Ugly Ted to love.  I think maybe he should have been named Cute Ted!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive one Ugly Ted for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Scared!








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58 comments:

Melissa Say What? said...

I love the idea of Ugly Ted! I think it's important to get the word out about bullying and this is a very creative way.

tawndam said...

Perfect! We all need to be more accepting of differences... I l♥ve the Valentines heart tie...

DEBIJOT said...

I like that Ugly Ted benefits various charities.

Janet W. said...

I love the accessories like the Checkered Tie!
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Jenna Wood said...

I love that Ted teaches cookie cutter is not necessarily the best friend!

Marisa M said...

I like that a portion of their profits go to charity!

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Anne N. said...

I like the stories you can download.

Danelle(http://ourwolvesden.blogspot.com/) said...

I like the Valentines Tie for Ugly Teddy. I love that they offer both free stories and an adoption certificate.

danellejohns at gmail dot com

shirley fin said...

love that he fights bullying

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Niecey said...

I like the fact that Ugly Ted supports various charities across the nation that help fight bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse and more.

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

he is a great reminder for kids to not judge somebody just by the way someone looks
I learned that they have an ungoing monthly contest on their page
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Kimberly said...

I like a portion of the profits go to charity
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Kristen said...

I like the Checkered Tie.

mar said...

I like his Camo Tie!

Anonymous said...

I like the downloadable stories.
Lacy Tanner

Angela Libkie said...

He's cute in his own way. I think he sends a great message.

rubynreba said...

I like the different ties you can get for him.
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Swagged The F*ck Out said...

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Tamar said...

Ugly Ted would look nice in a plaid tie.

sweepmom said...

I like him because he looks like he just needs a hug.

smilekisses said...

I love the entire reason behind Ugly Ted. I was bullied as a child, now I go out of my way to be nice to the friendless.

Kristy Thiel said...

I really like that they support charities as well! He's absolutely adorable :)

McKim said...

I like the camo tie.

Sleppery said...

Love the ties

Brandy C said...

I like that they benefit charities

crystletellerday said...

camo tie crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the checkered tie that can be bought for Ugly Ted.

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paula michele said...

I like the Camo Tie

Paula Michele Hafner

Karen said...

Love how they donate a percentage of profits to charity. Thanks.

Dwayne Berry said...

I like his teeth

Allison said...

I am a teacher who works with students with special needs, including social needs. This is a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing it with me.

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Candice said...

I think this is awesome. My nephew is special needs (he's 2 and they still don't know exactly what's wrong) and this is such a great message for kids. I would love to get this for him. I love the checkered tie too. Thank you!
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Nicole C. said...

I like the Camo Tie.

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The Busy Mom said...

I love the Valentine's Heart Tie. Ugly Ted is wonderful! My daughter would love this, and I love the message. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
busymom369 at gmail dot com

Aimee said...

What a great message Ugly Ted gives. The plaid tie is fantastic. Thanks!
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Aimee said...

Oh I forgot...I also love Ugly Ted's snaggle teeth. too cute;)

harold D said...

I like that he is not ugly on the inside..

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Anonymous said...

I like Ugly Ted because a portion of the sales support child abuse and bullying.

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Anonymous said...

I think Ugly Ted would teach my 8 year old niece that ugly is on the inside and not on the outside. I actually think Ugly Ted is very cute!

1porkchop said...

In would like to put one of the Camo ties on Ugly Ted.

MizVickik said...

Ugly Ted cracks me up! And I like how they give prizes to people who take their picture with him all over the place. Thanks! (Miz Vickik)

thescribbler said...

I don't think Ugly Ted is ugly, he's cute! Love that you can purchase ties for him to wear.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

love his checkered tie version
vmkids3 at msn dot com

laurasloves said...

I love his Camo Tie and the fact that they benefit so many charities, especially abuse and bullying.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

tinytoes731 said...

He is very cute, my niece would love him!

Debra said...

"Ugly bears need love too so funny and cute

Erin Cook said...

learned that a portion of the sales goes to charity
cookster77@aol.com

mightynaynay said...

I like the fact that Ugly Ted supports various charities across the nation that help fight bullying
mightynaynay(at)cs.co

Tracey said...

A portion of the profits from Ugly Ted sales go to various charities across America.
traymona[at]aol.com

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I like the camo tie

mverno said...

i like that ugly ted donates to childens charities
mverno@roadrunner.com

daniellehall30 said...

love it

yeppy2012 said...

i love the idea of ugly ted, cause it teaches how to look past the outer shell, it also supports programs against bullying. A great idea all around.

wins4me said...

I like that Ugly Ted benefits various charities. He is so cute

Erica G said...

I like his checkered tie and his message! Too cute. Thanks!

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peppersalt said...

I liike the different ties for Ugly Ted.

Atreau said...

I like the Checkered Tie.

Gianna said...

Ugly Ted with camo tie.