We hope you’re having a great Fall season so far and enjoying the cooler weather. We’re still waiting for it where we live. It’s already November and often still shorts and t-shirt weather in South Carolina.
By this time, in Growly’s home village of Haven, the windows would already be frosted with ice, and the rough cobblestones of the main street would be hidden under thick layers of snow. It’s a time for bears to be sitting by their fireplaces with hot mugs of tea and a tall stacks of books. The bears of Haven love their books and go to great lengths to show that they do.
One bear set out in the middle of a blizzard, all the way to the Lookout, just to see if he might have left his favorite copy of Thistles of the Lower Woods up in the telescope room. He was the talk of the village for weeks afterward, even after it was discovered that the book had been under his couch the whole time.
Why do bears love their books so much? There have been long discussions and endless theories down through the centuries, since before the days of Hegel.
“It’s the feel of the paper on your paw!”
“It’s the smell of the bindings and the way the letters lay so crisp and clean on every page!”
“It’s History! … Culture! … Knowledge!”
“It’s the way they make you want to hear just one more chapter,” a small Cub giggled in the middle of one of these discussions. And to bears, there aren’t many better reasons than that.
Join us on the next Read-Aloud Revival Author Access Event!
We would love for you to join us on November 13 for a special online event. We are so excited and honored that we will be featured on the next Read-Aloud Revival Author Access Event. We will be talking about The Growly Books and answering your questions live!
If you’re not already a Read-Aloud Revival member, registration is only open until 9:00 p.m. Pacific on November 10. There won’t be another opportunity to join until next year! Membership gives you access to videos of all the previous Author Access Events as well as exclusive Master Class video and audio mini-courses, a great Resource Library, Whole Family Workshops, and a whole lot more. You can read more about it here.