She Ran Away From Love – Mawson

“When you read the book focusing more on the words, you find that that ‘simple picture book’ is actually presenting and exploring complex adult ideas about identity, the pursuit of happiness and finding oneself.”
A thoughtful review by Bookshine and Readbows (isn’t that a lovely name for a book review blog) about ‘She Ran Away From Love’ by Mawson.

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*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and his friend Mark.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

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Blurb:  The Light of Love pours down on Frilly. It shines so brightly that she quails and runs away.

Upset with herself for feeling scared, she wakes her good friend Mawson and pours out her confusions. She wants to learn how to be bold and is convinced that she can do this by going on a quest.

With muddled help from Mawson she sets off into the great Out There. But is a quest to find oneself really the answer?

As with Mawson’s previous book, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, this book is quite tricky to easily categorise.

On the one hand, the cute bear-posed pictures and short, simple sentences evoke a typical children’s picture book.  In fact…

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Published by Baffled Bear Books

I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

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