Thank you for helping me look after the bears...
The Adventures of Brunhilfer and Brunfin are inspired by stories my father would tell me about two special bears who - together with their friends and family - who would inspire and do good works in the community. His sincerest wish was that I would look after his bears when the time came.
You can learn more about these special bears and the impact they are having globally on this page. We are also able to bring the bears and their friends to you too.
On behalf of my Dad, and from the very bottom of my heart...
...Thank you for helping me look after the bears.
Throughout the night it rained and raised...
And the following day... And through the week too
The people and the animals in the community
were scared. Brunhilfer knew what he had to do.
This book is a celebration of two very special bears.
Join them, their friends and wider family on
this their first adventure.
"Just received my copy of
Trouble at the Zoo by
Edwin Lampert. Beautifully written and illustrated with all proceeds going to the amazing
Brun Bear Foundation
Trouble at the Zoo
There's Trouble At The Zoo...
What can we do?
How can we turn this situation around?
How can we find the common ground?
Perhaps there's a solution we can all bring...
That means we can all celebrate a win-win!
On one thing we're all absolutely united...
And that's everyone - yes everyone - is warmly invited!
" Beautiful book and great quality. Would highly recommend it.
" Wonderful story. Beautiful artwork. Excellent quality and production. Carefully crafted with the young reader in mind. Love the teaching of a caring community.
" The book is fun, whilst also teaching children and parents alike good behaviours and morals. It also happens to be one of my two and a half year old daughter’s favourite books.
" The Flood – the first in what will be a series of adventures of Brunhilfer and Brunfin, is nicely illustrated, straightforward to read and quirky enough to appeal to small children.
The Flood in Africa
In 2015 The Brun Bear Foundation was in Uganda for an Epic Adventure. Here we connected with Anouk who runs the project ‘Knowledge for Children’ in Uganda.
Anouk and her team were magnificent. They arranged for us to take The Flood on a reading tour of eight schools across three days and to meet with children of varying ages and stages and the hardworking school staff.
Knowledge for Children runs an innovative scheme to promote reading in schools. Essentially books are rotated between participating schools on an initial three year basis. The schools contribute to the programmes on a sliding scale. In the first year, the schools pay 15% of the scheme's cost. In year two, 30%. In year three, 50%.
This co-investment model makes sense in the Ugandan context. The average school with 300 students lacks the resources to fund even one book between two students. Often it's one book between five students. As well as creating a sustainable model for the schools Knowledge for Children provides Train-the-Teacher programmes and leadership training.
All-in-all it was a magical, memorable and even moving experience. Happily, we were able to donate copies of our first book and book bags to the schools through Knowledge for Children. And we have committed to donate copies of our next book - Trouble at the Zoo - too.
Singapore Library Book Tour
Our Charitable Commitment
Proceeds from our books have helped fund:
*Research into better and kinder treatments for children with Leukaemia
*Funding for a Community Fit Bus
*More than 8,000 Wellbeing Wallets for expectant mothers at Lewisham Hospital and Princess Royal
*Provision of food and medical supplies for bears as well as CCTV at a bear rehabilitation centre that keeps the bears in and the poachers out
*The founding and financing of The Simon Shades Scholarship Programme
*Theatre experiences for every child under five in Lewisham
*An incubator for a hospital in Uganda
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Book Readings & Tours
The Brun Bear Foundation is happy to come to you in person or virtually for a book reading or tour!
We are DBS checked and have done book readings and tours in the UK and overseas in nurseries, kindergartens, schools, libraries, hospitals, independent book stores and nationwide book chains and festivals
To learn more and to 'book a book reading or tour' please complete the form below today!