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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 Hope Wilton
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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 and "Faith Flies" launched in June 2021.

About the artists

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

Mike Jones, Jr. is a former graphic design professor turned full-time illustrator. He has done illustrations for magazines, advertisements and comic books. FAITH FLIES is his first fully-illustrated children's book. It is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream! Mike lives with his family in Abilene, Texas and his work can be found at

In The Press

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Winner of 2021 Mom's Choice Awards

Book Signings

Upcoming Events

  • Faith Flies Launch Party
    Sat, Jun 05
    Fort Worth
    Jun 05, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fort Worth, 3608 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
    Join the author for the first official reading of Faith Flies! Have your purchased book signed by the author and enjoy a flamingo cookie, too!
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Lesson plans/activities now available

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