Rev Rebecca L. Holland is a disability advocate and author. To take a look at her blog about her work and interests, plonk a paw here. You can follow Rebecca here on Twitter.
This is what she kindly said on Amazon and GoodReads about Mawson’s little books.
Sweet and heartwarming. I’ve been in a reading rut during the past few months, and Mawson is just the dose of cuteness I needed to help pull me out. This book is a little work of art. If you love bears and cute heartwarming stories, you’ll love Mawson.
And, about She Ran Away From Love: Like The Velveteen Rabbit meets Pooh Bear! I stumbled across this picture book for adults after seeing it advertised on a blog tour. I’m so glad I read it! The photos are adorable little works of art and the story is a lovely extended metaphor than can be applied in many different ways. I love teddy bears and the details In these photos are so clever. Mawson is reading “For Whom the Bear Hugs,” and the tiny brush he uses to pamper Frilly is too sweet. Her cute little Island has a sign that is spelled phonetically and the stuffed bird was precious. A great book for all ages.
Thank you so much Rebecca. Every word warms a bear’s stuffing.
Mawson’s book She Ran Away From Love is about an exciting quest by Frilly. Although she is small and nervous she is determined to find herself. Look for the pink! Read more about Frilly here.
Some other reviews: Mawson is all about niceness, warm fuzzies, and pawsing, umm, pausing to take a little time for yourself. And then perhaps to nap. Certainly these reviewers thought so: Praise for Mawson, a writer-bear.
You have wandered into Mawson Bear’s web-den. Mawson is the Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In . “Reading this book is like receiving a great big hug of reassurance and a huge hot chocolatewith fluffy marshmallows.” Review by Lady Bracknell
Mawson Bear’s Guardian Mark speaks: As you know our Mawson is a Writer-Bear. She Ran Away From Love is his brand new book. It features a small heroine called Frilly who goes on a Quest. I’m sure lots of people (and their bears) will love Frilly, if only they knew about her. And it is the same for every writer: if only readers knew about their books!
THE POWER OF REVIEWS: Writers need YOUR help. When you are quiet sort of writer (or writer-bear) it is not easy to be heard out there in the wide world.
After you find the book you have read, scroll down past the book’s description and click on ‘Leave A Review’, or ‘Write Your Own Review’.
The Bother part: This takes you to a Customer page where you need to sign in. If you haven’t before used that book retailer you also need to register to do so. This is a bother, I know.
The Fun part: But then comes the fun: smiting away at the Star Ratings. If you are an excitable sort of person, or if you love the book, just keep on smiting. Smite Thrice!!! Smite Fourfold!!!! And, yea even unto Five times!!!!! Disappointingly, the Retailers don’t let us smiteth more than five times, even if you have got into the rhythm of the thing.
Writing some thoughts about the book: You will see a field where you can say things. Here, if you wish, you can write a line, or many lines, about the book. Then click Submit. Valiantly done! And what happens now?
The power of the reader. Yes, that’s You: The Algorithms that decide the fate of writers, and writer-bears, now record that some one (You) has taken the trouble to review this book. These mysterious Algorithms perk up with interest .They calculate lots of thingygums. The visibility and ranking of Mawson’s book titles (and of any writer you kindly review) now gets bumped up a bit.
Having tasted your awesome power, why stop there? You can copy what you have written and go to any other on-line retailer, to as many as you like, depending on how mighty waxeth your Smiting arm that day, and you can paste in the same review. It all adds up. And up. And UP. And it means lots of people will fall in love with our Frilly, just like you.
Your boon companions: Doubtless there are other bold readers among your boon companions. Share on this very post, so that they too may do these valiant deeds! We writers (and one writer-bear) will never disavow your selfless mission!
Please let me know if you would be interested in doing a review for She Ran Away From Love. If you would like to help to tell the bright world about Frilly, i can send you a PDF copy. Don’t fear that the world ‘review’ means an essay is required. Short remarks are fine. Or just bash away at the star ratings.
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
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, Bumble, Jock and Wasp, being valiant friends on Twitter.