Janie Tesch-Cassady – an artist/painter and author of The Purple Teddy Bear.
Sleeping Cat with Toy Mouse
Testimonial from Heather Tesch, Janie
When a little boy asks Santa for a Teddy Bear for Christmas, Santa’s elves have a big dilemma and aren’t sure what to do. They have already used up their supply of soft brown teddy bear fabric. The only way to fulfill the boy’s wish is to make a bear out of purple fabric.
Now teddy bears come in all sorts of colors, but this story takes place years ago when all teddy bears had brown fur. No one had ever imagined a teddy bear could be any other color – and certainly not purple!
Could anybody ever love a purple teddy bear? Can a purple bear learn to love and accept what makes him different?
Ultimately the story teaches us that we are all special, and encourages us to appreciate what makes us unique. It’s a great lesson for kids, and a nice reminder for us grownups too!
The Purple Teddy Bear
In the gallery find several paintings (in the future prints may be for sale). In the Store items for sale include The Purple Teddy Bear storybook, Teddy and other gift items.