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A young girl is carried away

Extract from my book, Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

The story Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is about a bear that lives in a zoo who wants to go to the funfair and to do this he has to escape and therefore has to disguise himself as a person to do so. In the story he becomes a hero until his mask falls off and then everyone is afraid of him. I try in the story to show that we have to look at people more in depth and that what they look like is secondary to what the real person is behind the mask of first impressions. We have become a society obsessed with looks and yet real characteristics are anything but represented by this. In a world where we appear to be increasingly afraid of those we don’t know, we, especially younger people need to be able to socialise and be communicative with each other. In this extract a young girl is carried away by the wind because she is holding a large balloon.

The book contains illustrations that are repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in.

The story is available from Amazon as an ebook or a printed book. This is the link,, and this is .com,

Blank cards of the coloured bear image and a pdf of the story are available from out website, .

So here’s the extract.

Basil stepped off and this time he was a very, very wobbly bear, so much so he just had to sit down.

He sat and watched as the next group of people got on the big dipper. It was getting windy. Suddenly a gust of wind blew across the funfair and Basil turned when he heard a small scream. A very small girl with a very large balloon had been picked up and was being carried away by the wind.

“Help, help me,” the little girl cried as she and the balloon were carried higher and higher.

The people looked on not knowing what to do. The wind blew hard and the little girl and the balloon became stuck, high up underneath the big dipper.

“Help, help!” shouted the little girl.

Everyone stood still not moving, just staring with worried faces, all except Basil.

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, Larger quantities of cards available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this cover illustration on organic cotton T-shirts for children available from our Teemill website,, and and

Basil the bear V2B C
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art,

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton clothes and bags,

My author page where you can discover more about my books,

Our Etsy shop,

This is our website for all our photography and my books,

We are also on Flickr,

Also on Instagram,


Author: Paul Noël

Author of books for children. Eight published so far and working on several others.

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