I Love You, Teddy
by Bonnie-Jean McNiel

About the Book
I Love You, Teddy, is a true story about Lucy, a little American girl, who lives in the African bush. Lucy’s cherished teddy bear understands her best as they share secrets and adventures together. Disabilities Teddy develops, through no fault of his own, only strengthen their steadfast friendship.

About the Author
Based on the author’s early life in Africa, I Love You, Teddy, is the first of a Nonfiction Trilogy for young children. Lucy (from the author’s middle name, Lucille) was born in Angola, Africa, where her American parents were missionaries. When she was five, they moved to an isolated mission station in the African bush of Nyasaland (now Malawi) where she grew up in the 1940’s and 50’s.

About the Illustrator
Susan Rodney is a multi-media artist working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, glass, and ceramic mediums. During her career, she has designed and created works of art for private, corporate, and federal clients. Susan has also written and illustrated a pre-teen book, Spiral Spirits—an exciting story about the adventures of three girls trying to stay alive in prehistoric America.