Please go to Zukzuks most excellent Etsy shop!
It's fun and exciting! I got a fabulous print of voila!
The fabulous Masked Bear! There was some initial heartache, but Bear came in the mail and is making me very very happy. I heartily recommend the fabulous stylings of the Zukzuk artiste Helen. So very good!
I have loved bears for quite a long time. In fact, my primo best friend as a child was aptly named 'Beary'. And he is still with me. To this day. Sometimes he even sleeps in the bed, though mostly he sits with the other animals on a shelf lately.
He doesn't mind.
Bears are sweet, but in person maybe a bit scary. We went to the Bronx zoo and saw a for real brown bear last wednesday. They're large and sort of scary. And we saw a polar bear. It was eating some animal that had fallen into its area. I think it was a possum. Not very pleasant.
But! There's always the 'Bears Upstairs'. I loved that story as a child. Bears! Living in a hotel! How crazy is that? I just looked them up. I guess it's out of print. It's by Dorothy Haas. I forgot that they're from the planet Bruin. I sort of want to read it again. I remember loving it as a kid. It's available used online. Here's a link to a photo of the cover that I remember as a child. So great.