Janie wrote this adorable story when she was 18 and published at 81. She originally wrote it for a story telling project when she was studying to become a teacher. She then used this story in her classroom for years, and she continues to visit classrooms to read the story.
Her story has the universal message of learning to love yourself, ignoring silly teasing, and valuing true friends.
Would you like a friend like Teddy? This adorable custom designed teddy bear was especially made for The Purple Teddy Bear story. He is a good listener, a special friend, and always is willing to be right at your side. He is so cute that you can’t help but hug him.