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Debbie Kerridge HC 1969 presents her beautiful children's books

Debbie Kerridge HC 1969 has presented copies of her delightful children's books 'The Adventures of Fat Bear and Friends' all the way from Canada. Are you able to help with publication in the UK?

Debbie, Fat Bear, Friendly Bear and Paddy Paws Debbie, Fat Bear, Friendly Bear and Paddy Paws
We are thrilled and most grateful to have received copies of Debbie's charming books The Adventures of Fat Bear and Friends which Debbie has presented to St Swithun's Prep School. 

Inspired by her Welsh Grandfather, a great story-teller whose tales all had a message or moral theme, Debbie has self-published her beautiful books in Canada.  She has woven in themes such as finding a new home, belonging, needing to fit in, the nature of real love and friendship and change, through the adventures of three real teddy bears called Fat Bear, Friendly Bear and Paddy Paws, who are real and have been her stalwart companions for 40 years through illness and loss, particularly as she struggles with lung cancer.  Each book ends with an Emotional Sharing Exercise, encouraging dialogue with your child.

The books are whimsically and warmly illustrated by Jozef Milczarski, who captures the bears' emotional expressions and feelings.
 

Debbie wishes to leave this legacy to a wider audience, not only entertaining children but also to do good, and to that end the proceeds will be donated to children's hospitals and children's charities. 

However, sadly, these books are not yet available in the UK.  Can you help or advise Debbie on arranging publication in the UK?  She advises us that the culture here in the UK is far more bear-friendly than in Canada and Debbie is hoping to build her legacy here.

Please contact us in the first place by emailing oga@stswithuns.com or telephoning 01962 835782 and we will be happy to put you in touch with Debbie.
Hillcroft 1968.  Debbie sitting second from the right, bottom row.