Are you a fan of books? Do you like to sit in your favorite place to read and loose yourself in the words of a story? When I read a book, I become part of the story. I can see the characters, what they’re wearing, how they wear their hair and clothes, and where they live. It’s like watching the story unfold in my imagination. When I set the book down, it calls my name until I find a moment to sit and pickup the story again, right where I reluctantly left off. The Hooligan Bear children’s book series is just as intriguing for children. They’ll be anxious to cozy down and turn the page to see what happens next.
The World of Hooligan Bear: “Originally there were only two bears. Hooligan and his nephew Louie, living on a shelf in a bear factory. But one day everything changed, when a box fell off a passing truck and out climbed three more bears. That was the beginning of a friendship that became a legend. Now it’s no secret that Hooligan and the boys have been known to take a few changes, break a few rules, even ruffle a few feathers; but they never ever let you down. It’s also been said that if you are quick enough you can see then and even hear the laughter, as they sit by the window just watching things go by.”
In Hooligan Bear – A Special Day, Hooligan’s nephew Louie is a bit disconcerted on his birthday. He has no idea what to expect because he’s never had a birthday before. So Hooligan gathers the gang together to make sure Louie has the perfect birthday.
Hooligan remembers that the Master Baker down the road puts aside cupcakes that he doesn’t consider good enough to sell. “I think the answer is at the bakery,” announced Hooligan, “and I have a plan.” So the bears take off on an exciting, and at times a bit suspenseful adventure, to make sure Louie has the perfect birthday.
And they did!!
The Hooligan Bear book series is written by Ian Toynton. He’s known for directing and producing award winning shows including “24” and “Bones” (my favorite show!) But before that, he wrote several children’s books in the UK and produced a stop-frame animated television series. Ian, a man of many talents, has been nominated for a British Academy Award and an Academy of Arts and Science Emmy. Ian’s first Hooligan Bear book, Home, was awarded an honorable mention at the Hollywood Book Festival in 2012. Hooligan Bear, A Special Day is the third book in the series. And it’s simply adorable. Adorable, I tell you!!
Hooligan Bear, A Special Day is available on Amazon. The book is a sturdy hard cover with coordinating book cover. It’s a delightful holiday gift!
Two lucky Simple Sojourns fan will win a copy of Hooligan Bear, A Special Day.
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