Episode 107: Little Fur Family

“Little Fur Family”, written by Margaret Wise Brown ( and illustrated by Garth Williams was published in 1946. It follows a little fur child throughout the day and all the sights and sounds he encounters. This is Brown & Williams’ first collaboration. The original book had rabbit fur wrapped all around. But most covers of the books after that only had a patch of fur on the child’s body for the reader to pat.

Garth Williams (1912-1996) was an American artist who is best known for his illustrations of children’s books. He believed books given or read to children can have a profound influence, therefore he used his illustrations to “awaken something of importance… humor, responsibility, respect of others, interest in the world at large”. [New York Times]

I think you’ll like Little Fur Family and the illustrations of Garth Williams as I read it to you.

Please click “HERE” to hear me read Little Fur Family.

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!