Mr. Tod (The Tale of Mr. Tod) Mr. Tod is the title character of Beatrix Potter’s 1912 children’s book, The Tale of Mr. Tod; Miss Potter had already published the Peter Rabbit series. The “nice” thing about this book and its sequel is that Mr. Tod, a fox, and his arch-enemy, Tommy Brock, a badger, are not very nice, at all. Tommy Brock kidnaps Benjamin and Flopsy Bunny’s children and hides them in Mr. Tod’s oven, and goes to take a nap in Mr. Tod’s bed. Definitely not very mannerly behavior. Mr. Tod arrives home and, seeing Tommy in his bed, becomes very angry. The two of them fight so energetically that they barge out of the house and roll down the hill, all the while engaging in “dreadful bad language”. This enables Benjamin Bunny, with the help of his cousin, Peter Rabbit, to rescue his children and return home. Small wonder that, whereas Miss Potter’s books had earlier appealed mainly to little girls, the Mr. Tod books acquired quite a large, young masculine audience, who clamored for more. Miss Potter obliged, with more about her “two disagreeable people”, in 1913’s The Tale of Pigling Bland.
Tod (The Fox and the Hound) Tod is the red fox in Daniel P. Mannix’ 1967 novel, The Fox and the Hound, which was also made into a very successful Disney animated movie of the same name in 1981. It is a highly realistic tale of a domesticated fox, Tod, who returns to the wild, and a hunting bloodhound, Copper, who pursues him relentlessly for having been responsible for the death of the Master’s favorite hunter, Chief. Tod is a wily combination of instinct and thought, who manages to outwit the hound for years, as he is pursued by the vengeful Master and his avenging dog. Tod mates with a vixen who presents him with a litter, but the Master kills them all. He also sets traps that catch the vixen, killing her as well. Tod escapes and mates again the next year, with the exact same outcome – the new mate and the newborn kits are killed as well. As time goes by, the terrain changes as human civilization encroaches upon the animals’ territory. Tod refuses to be pushed out, and even begins to rather enjoy avoiding death at the hands of the Master and Copper, as it remains the only constant in his life of upheaval. And one day, Copper is successful in his quest – after chasing Tod all day and throughout the night, Tod falls dead of exhaustion, and Copper collapses upon him. It might be said that nature is cruel, but at least it abides by some standards that rely upon animal instinct, not on human brutality. The fate of Tod is the direct result of the Master’s manipulation of his hound and by his own cruel human hand. Small wonder that the Disney version lightened up this story line!
Todd - a song by Belvedere
Todd - a song by I Voted For Kodos
Even Steven and Odd Todd (Kathryn Cristaldi) - The arrival of Cousin Odd Todd greatly upsets Even Steven who likes everything to come in even numbers, his pets, his library books, and even his pancakes. Includes an activities and games section. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (Dan Gutman) - Something weird is going on! Ms. Todd is subbing, and A.J. and his friends are sure she kidnapped Miss Daisy so she could take over her job. They’re going to have to do the detective work to get the goods on her. But it won’t be easy! Ms. Todd is the weirdest substitute teacher in the history of the world! Recommended for ages 7-10.
Todd Goes for the Goal (Stuart A. P. Murray) - "Coach wants me on Varsity?" Todd can't believe it when he gets a chance to play for the Highfield High varsity soccer team. As a freshman, he will have to prove to the older players that he deserves his spot. But he hates how the bullies on the team cheat to win games. When Todd's family moves to a new town, he must confront these bullies on the field. Even worse, he must score against his best friend, Will, who is the best goalie in the state. Can Todd lead his new team to victory? Recommended for ages 12-14.
Todd's Box (Paula Sullivan) - Todd's mom is in a hurry, so she can't stop every time Todd sees something interesting. But Todd has a wonderful surprise for her--a box full of treasures that he's collected along the way. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Todd's TV (James Proimos) - This is Todd. These are Todd's parents. And this is Todd's TV. Todd's parents are always busy. But Todd's TV isn't busy. It just sits there. So one day, Todd's TV decides to lend a helping hand. This is the heartwarming story of that day, and what happened afterward. You'll laugh, you'll cry—but most of all, you'll be giving your TV a break. It probably needs it. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Todd - Todd Woodbridge (Australian tennis player); Todd Rundgren (songwriter and music producer); Todd Martin (tennis player); Todd McFarlane (cartoonist); Todd Bodine (NASCAR); Todd Beamer (noted passenger on Flight 93)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Todd - Debbie Reynolds (singer/actress); Eddie Fisher (singer/actor)
Todd - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Todd.