Basil is the bear from the story Brown Bear’s Big Day Out. It’s a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.
The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.
Basil was having a break while exploring the city of Montevideo. 8th February 2014.
The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.
Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards available.
We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.
See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.
Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.
My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.
This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.
We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.
Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.