*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and his friend Mark. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: Are you feeling a little lost? Got that ‘left in the spare room’ emptiness about you? Mawson does too.
He sits atop his cushion and ponders about baffling things.
The world is a funny place for a curious teddy bear to live in. Friends approach him about their own dilemmas. They seek instant answers that will make everything all right. Mawson does his best. But after he ponders deeply, most things remain for him just as baffling as they were before.
Take a moment out of your day to pawse with him and explore the world. For the many frazzled readers who feel, secretly, much the same, he offers the comfort that the world is a bright place to be.
It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is a fascinating and valuable little book.
At first glance the bright pictures and simple, large print words seem to place the book in young-child reading territory, but as the meaning of the words sink in you realise that these are more appropriate sentiments for adult understanding.
Mawson ponders the life of a teddy bear from waiting to be chosen by that beloved someone, to the joys of love and adventure, to the emptiness as your loved one grows away from you, the quiet fulfilment to be found within yourself, and finally the hope of love again.
Obviously these lessons apply to us humans who have maybe loved and lost, or whose little bears have vacated for their own dens.
For a little book there is a large emotional impact here, which reverses the sentiments in the title. First the reader is taken through the lows of feeling lost, then reminded of all the love and beauty still there to be found in this ‘Bright World’.
This is a perfect little gift for close friends, family or for yourself, just as a reminder that you are loved and not alone.
When you’re feeling most crumpled
you can almost hear the aching sound of being searched for.
– Mawson, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In
It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is available on Amazon right now.