Noble Reader, Dare Ye Battle the Dread Foe?

Mawson Bear’s Guardian writes: Your mission, Noble Reader, should you choose to accept it, is to challenge the Dark Lord that holds all Writers (and this one Writer-Bear) in its thrall. Only the trusty keyboard of the Doughty Reader (that’s you, of course) can quell this Fearful Thing. What, you wonder, could this Horror be?Continue reading “Noble Reader, Dare Ye Battle the Dread Foe?”

Opening The Box of Dreamy Days

High excitement at Mawson’s House. Scotland the Brave, doer of brave deeds and resident post-bear, has seen a box arrive in the mail. Could this contain Mawson’s writer-bear copies of his new book, Dreamy Days and Random Naps? All bears scramble. They tumble off beds and roll off cushions and head towards the exciting box.Continue reading “Opening The Box of Dreamy Days”

Dreaming of Being A Writer-Bear?

I am a very lucky bear. Not many writer-bears get published these days. But I now have Too umm, no, Three books out there in the wide bright world. One is called It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In and the my Number Too book is She Ran Away From Love. And now, aContinue reading “Dreaming of Being A Writer-Bear?”

‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub

The Tedettes are thrilled to find a letter written by their heroine in 1815. The letter is addressed to the personal librarian of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Fancy having a personal librarian! The prince was the Regent. That means he was being the king even though he wasn’t. This can be baffling toContinue reading “‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub”

Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth

‘Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue‘ (From the back cover of Bernice Takes A Plunge.) When our Tedettes saw the cover of this book they just HAD to read it. On the back cover are some of their favourite words, ‘imagination’, ‘notebooks’, ‘adventure’ and ‘intrigue’; and on theContinue reading “Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth”

Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt

“Would you like a story about a princess, Karina?” “Maybe one of those stories about a princess and monsters, Baba.” The direction Baba’s story takes surprises herself as well as her granddaughter. This folk tale ‘about memories and families’ begins with a lovely cottage in the Ukraine and a little girl ‘poor of money butContinue reading “Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt”

Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups

Hello fellow baffled ones, I was just sitting on my cushion pondering about Things. Oh, Look. It looks like a gift. Could it be for Me, Mawson? It is! It is a gift for me. And oh my goodness! It’s by me too! It’s A Bright World to Feel Lost In, by Me, Mawson isContinue reading “Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups”

Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt

Mawson’s Guardian Mark is proud to talk today about a bear so brave that all of Mawson’s friends are very impressed. On reading Chubby’s Tale this Guardian learned things about leukemia treatment he didn’t know. It’s a grand book for children who have this sickness (and their bears). It’s also very helpful for the Grownups whoContinue reading “Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt”