Camp HoopLaHooRay 2020 FUNdraiser & CAMPaign

Elle and I have been hard at work thinking of fun stuff for the campers at this year’s Camp HoopLaHooRay (#campHLHR2020, #camphooplahooray2020), slated for JULY16-19, 2020 Being that the Covid-19 pandemic is still underway, we needed to offer something for the campers and to still help raise funds for one of our preferred charities Texas Lion’s Camp (a summer camp for special needs, handicapped or chronically ill children). Being the Boss Bear, I figured it out and Elle was agreeable.

A Downloadable Camp Kit

What’s in the Camp Kit? Glad you asked! Artwork by @1ellem includes: A Hope the bear PaperDoll, a Camp HLHR Bingo game, a decorative Bunting to cut out and string together, a Camp HLHR penant design (to color, embroider, iron-on, etc), a Camp Craft with instructions, Camp recipes, a Happy Camper Badge, a Camp themed Word Search and a couple of coloring pages (illustrated by @Kimberlyhowellillustrations and @1ellem ). This Camp Kit (24 pages of activities) will be downloadable for $10 with 60% of the cost going to Texas Lion’s Camp. Go to my GoFundMe to donate.

Featuring Coloring Page by Kimberly Howell
Camp T-shirts available for Hoomans and Plushies

OFFICIAL CAMP T-SHIRTS

ALSO OFFERED: @plushiewear will be offering the official Camp HLHR 2020 t-shirt designed by Mr. Sir. You can purchase your t-shirt by clicking HERE. A portion of the sale of each shirt will go to Texas Lion’s Camp. You can purchase HOOMAN -SIZED all the way to wee PLUSHIE-SIZED t-shirts from the terrific plushiewear team! click here to buy

OFFICIAL CAMP POSTCARD

OH YEAH! I almost forgot, the POSTCARD for this year is offered at Bears Howse Mercantile! It is sold for $3.00. The previous postcards are also offered as a group of 3 for $7. These will be mailed to you and 30% of sales benefit Texas Lion’s Camp.

camp HLHR 2020 postcard

We hope you like our offerings. And whether you donate or not, YOU are WELCOME to join us for CAMP HOOPLAHOORAY!

Episode 105: “Paddington’s Garden”

“Paddington’s Garden”, published in 1972, written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Fred Banbery is my 5th book to read on Teddy Bear Tuck-In Time on my YouToob channel. I love Paddington and the Brown family. They have many adventures living life in London. It’s never boring at their house and this story is no exception. Creating a garden is hard work that can give others joy, and that’s what Paddington learns in this story.

The British author Michael Bond (1926-2017) is best known for his children’s series Paddington Bear. Did you know that originally Mr. Bond wanted Paddington to “have travelled from deepest Africa“? His agent suggested changing that since no bears live in Africa. So Mr. Bond chose Peru, the home of the Spectacled Bear! Here’s a photo of one:

The Spectacled Bear from Peru – what Paddington Bear is. (photo from National Geographic)

Fred Banbery (1913-1999) was a draughtsman/illustrator/cartoonist and is most famous for the illustrated (1970’s) Paddington Bear Picture Books adapted from the children’s “Paddington” stories Michael Bond wrote.

If you would like to purchase this book, you can CLICK HERE. I will make a small amount of change if you do. I will donate a portion to charity, put a little toward a new book and a tasty treat to satisfy my insatiable sweet tooth.

A couple of favorite Paddington quotes: “I’ll never be like other people, but that’s alright because I’m a bear“, and “Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear”.

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