Lisa Trudel is an elementary school teacher with over 20 years’ experience. She was inspired by a stuffed teddy bear named Jellybean. It was a gift Mrs. Trudel received from one of the students in her class. During morning meeting, Mrs. Trudel mentioned that she enjoyed writing. One of the students piped up and said, “You should write a story about Jellybean!” From there, Jellybean was born into the character in this book. Imagination is a wonderful thing!