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Meet Theodore

Theodore the Turkey is one smart bird who loves to read. Sadly, he doesn't have anyone to read or play with. Stroll through the neighborhood with Theodore as he searches in the strangest habitats for his identity, a friend and place to put up his boots. 


About Allifish Press

Photo by Caroline Speer

Allifish Press is owned and operated by Allison F. Speer, writer-turned-mom-turned-teacher. A newspaper reporter for 15 years, Speer has won a number of awards for investigative reporting and feature writing both in Connecticut and in Texas newspapers and magazines. She is the mother of five and currently teaches 8th grade reading  in Fort Worth, Texas. "Theodore" is her first children's book.  

About Bobby Ligon

Bobby Ligon is a second generation artist who became a fine acrylic painter at his mother's easel. After a distinguished career  as a graphic artist and painter, he merged the two into a fun watercolor world of illustration. He lives in Aledo, Texas with his wife and two young daughters.

He also has five grown sons and four beautiful grandchildren. His art not only graces canvases and pages, but also brings wonder to children’s imagination. See more of his work at

In The Press

On Sale Now

Madeworthy Magazine
Issue 8, October 2018
Book Signings

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Jun 15
    Tillery Park
    Jun 15, 2020, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Tillery Park, 2200 Rockridge Terrace, Fort Worth, TX 76110, USA
    Join me under the tree at Tillery Park for a Read Aloud of Theodore, the Turkey Who Found a Zoo followed by a "turkey hunt." Bring a blanket for comfy seating and we'll bring the Hand Sanitizer


NOW AVAILABLE for Teachers!

Lesson plans by grade level to utilize in your classrooms and libraries.

For any media inquiries, please contact Allison Speer:

Tel: 817/691-0557



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