Gustav and the Ironing

Greetings fellow Baffled Ones, My name is Gustave.  I like words and poems. And the ironing. Ironing is so peaceful.   I could sit and watch it all day long. You have wandered into Mawson Bear's web-den.  Between naps in gardens, Mawson ponders about Baffling Things. He is the Writer-Bear of It's A Bright World To … Continue reading Gustav and the Ironing

Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

Mission of Free The Bears: To protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Mawson's guardian Mark says: Today I am proud to talk about the book 'Free The Bears'. It is the story of a rescue organisation which I have supported for twenty years. This fascinating and often heartbreaking read is … Continue reading Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

A Ponder About Life, by Mawson

Fellow Baffled Ones, Could life be .. .. just lots of interruptions ... .. between snoozes .. .. in a garden? You have wandered into Mawson Bear's web-den.  Between naps in gardens, Mawson ponders about Baffling Things. He is the Writer-Bear of It's A Bright World To Feel Lost In . "The book brings back such … Continue reading A Ponder About Life, by Mawson

Sometimes You Just Want To Leave It All Behind

Signins and Passwords,  Pins and secret questions. Updates and downloads, Logins and Likes, statuses, scans and shares and resets. And lists of things to do

Listening: A Guide for Bears

Fellow Baffled Ones, Everybody needs a listener sometimes. It's grand to be trusted to be the listen-ee, Umm the hearing-er-er, Bother, the umm, friend who will listen. Sometimes a friend won't even know where to start. You can be a good listener then just by waiting. If you don't know what to say to them, … Continue reading Listening: A Guide for Bears

Frilly: Nervous Explorer, Doubtful Heroine. Coming soon

Fellow Baffled Ones,  soon your Writer-Bear (that's Me!) will have more than One book in the wide, bright world. I expect it will be book Number ... ummm ... some sort of number ... tricky things, numbers are ... Just a moment please .. [Mawson's Guardian, whispers: Your "second" book, Mawson. That means its "Number … Continue reading Frilly: Nervous Explorer, Doubtful Heroine. Coming soon

Meet Mawson’s Cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot

Fellow Baffled Ones, Meet my esteemed cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot  ("Do call me Perry, old chaps"). These days Sir Peregrine, umm, Perry,  resides in Queensland, Australia, lolling among cushions, accepting cuddles, pondering about dapper bow ties, perusing literature and sampling certain particular types of grape juice. When Perry first arrived in this country, though, he had … Continue reading Meet Mawson’s Cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot

My Splendid Career As A Bear About Town

Dear fellow Baffled Ones, There may have been no ME, once. No Mawson at all, fancy that! Then, one day I found myself sort of There. Yes, There I Was! I was sitting .. hmm .. Where was it now? In a shop, that's where. I heard a cry well up from deep down in … Continue reading My Splendid Career As A Bear About Town

Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

Fellow Baffled Ones, As every one knows, it takes the bravest of the brave to get an annual wash.  Our Scotland the Brave here demonstrates his own procedure. We do not recommend this for fellow Baffled Ones at home. Ready for whoosh-off. Me, Mawson: Wash Control to Scotty: You don't have to do this. Grubby … Continue reading Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

Mawson Bear’s bright world of friends

'Jamaica, Bhutan, Armenia, Morocco, Greece, Nepal, Canada, Belgium?' Umm, Yes. Here they are. 'Scotland, Japan, Russia, France, Korea, Iceland, Norway?' Oh, indeed, yes. 'Brazil, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Georgia, New Zealand?' Let's see .. Those too. 'Kazakstan, Kenya, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Finland?' All of them yes. Keep going, Mawson. 'Umm Bearistan, Hippoland, … Continue reading Mawson Bear’s bright world of friends

Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

“Life was good, Nana Scrappy was thinking to herself as she poured another cup of herbal tea.” Mawson's Guardian Mark says: With her lovely house, her careful routines, and her beautiful garden cared for by Eugene O'Squirrel, Nana's life is indeed good. She is even going to be awarded for her superb home grown cabbages. … Continue reading Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

It isn’t easy being a Writer Bear

Dear fellow Baffled Ones, We bears discovered that to make a book just right, there must be lots of pondering, writing, editing and, shudder, revision. It is all so much that I keep falling into naps. My helpers are not falling into naps at all. They are making sure they have remembered all the things … Continue reading It isn’t easy being a Writer Bear

Story Board Conference for ‘She Ran Away From Love’, the next book soon from Me, Mawson

Hello fellow Baffled Ones, Director Scotland the Brave called a Conference. All the Pictures to be in my coming book are getting pondered about. Again. All the Words that go with the Pictures are being talked about. Again. This is called (shudder) Revison and (gulp) Editing. Frilly is listening intently because she is the star. I … Continue reading Story Board Conference for ‘She Ran Away From Love’, the next book soon from Me, Mawson

Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite. It's A Bright World To Feel Lost In, by Mawson, is a book for children of all ages written by Mawson Bear, who is otherwise known as Mark O’Dwyer. A bear’s world is bright and shiny, and filled with infinite possibility, but sometimes waiting for that special someone … Continue reading Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In