I am a lover of children’s books – especially picture books. As an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, I have a desire to create books that entertain but also teach children about life. I was inspired to write this book when I rode along with my husband on the Great Teddy Bear Run in Sarasota, Florida. Riding along with other motorcyclists and many teddy bears, I was impressed with the act of unity as people came together to bless others through the gift of teddy bears. I am excited to tell the story of the teddy bear and the kindness of many nameless people who every year bless others through gifts from the heart.