Anna has enjoyed the gift of stories her whole life and was inspired to write about Bearful Bear, a character her father, Gordon Perkins, created in bedtime stories growing up. Her love of storytelling developed into a love of writing poetry, songs, and essays. As a result, she enhanced the story and has written Bearful Bear and His New Moves.
After teaching Kindermusik for several years and watching the connection between parent and child grow stronger through movement stories, Anna became dedicated to making more of these stories available to a wider population. Literacy is inspired when parents take the story off of the page and engage with their child, and Anna hopes that Bearful helps families create endearing and special moments that children will remember for the rest of their lives.