Thanks to our many chivalrous helper and reviewers including:
Emma of FNM Book Reviews. Comforting, like an old security blanket
Michael Bernal on Goodreads. I was quite surprised by this book. I became quite emotional when reading it.
‘For a little book there is a large emotional impact here… This is a perfect little gift for close friends, family or for yourself, just as a reminder that you are loved and not alone.‘ Bookshine and Rainbows , Steph Warren
Anthony Avila, Author of the Nightmare Wars series: A wonderful story, filled with heart, emotion, and done in a unique picture book style.
Jackie Law, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer, at Never Imitate: This little story made me well up …A lovely, poignant story with delightful illustrations. It would make a thoughtful gift including to yourself.
Marisa of McFly’s Book Bliss who said, This book was absolutely precious.
Bette F. who boldly took Mawson’s book on her visit to India: A book for all the ages.
Susan Hampson, valiantly blogging through the nights at Books From Dusk To Dawn: Just pure magic. A bear’s love is never far away and can be shared and passed on through the generations.
Books In My Handbag where Jessie Cahalin featured Mawson (can you see a bear in there?),
Hasanthi’s Book World, who kindly made Bright World her Pick of the Month! (and gave our Mawson a visit to Sri Lanka),
Nina at Cozy pages, who gave Mawson a very grand shout out. Lots of lovely reviews there.
Dan Durdjevic, author of the remarkable novel ,written in real time, Mirror Image of Sound, . “ “This gentle, calming, life-affirming little gem won’t fail to put a smile on your face as your read it.”
Verena who also for years hosted Mawson’s old Web Den and gave quiet encouragement,
Ally K who kindly Bear-Toobed, umm Book-Tubed, Mawson’s book,
For kindly sharing fuzzy Selfies of themselves with Its A Bright World:
ThreadBears on Twitter
Sir Peregrine (call me Perry, dear chaps), doing great deeds with samples of very particular grape juices,
Hippo, Sloth and Friends, being valiant friends on Twitter
Bumble at @bumble300 on twitter,
Jock and Wasp at @jock_baer on Twitter.
AND All fellow writers at Odyssey Books and Publisher Obscura, including:
Michelle Lovi, publisher of Odyssey Books,
Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish,
Isobel Blackthorn, author of The Drago Tree and more,
Cindy Cipriano, author of Fading,
Carolyn Denman, author of Songlines ,
Rachael Nightingale, writer, playwright, educator and actor,
Felicity Banks, author of The Antipodean Queen series,
Vacen Taylor, author of the Star Child series,
Patricia Leslie, author of The Ouroboros Key.
It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In, by Mawson Bear, makes a gentle read for anyone who’s known that inexpressibly Baffling Thing, the feeling of being Lost.
You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps). And Writer-Bear