A Basil the brown bear teddy bear and a blank card, “Brown Bear in the Rain”. Basil is approximately 11″ or 28cm tall. PLEASE NOTE BASIL AND CONTENTS MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON SUPPLY.
Basil the brown bear has a dream, he wants to go Dizzyland, an amusement park that he has read about in the newspaper. Getting there will be difficult as getting out of the zoo won’t be the easiest of things to do. What he needs is a disguise so that people don’t recognise him as a bear but as a person.
An idea springs to mind one day when a hat is blown into his cage. All he needs are some other items and what comes along next is just what he needs. It is the face mask of a famous person. The only problem is that he has to cut the nose of the mask off, otherwise it won’t fit over his big nose. All set, one day he borrows his keeper’s coat and makes his way out into the world beyond the zoo.
It is a strange place, made even more so by the fact that most of the people don’t seem to understand his English which he has practised speaking for many years. And the fact that people keep recognising him as someone famous, but think that the nose is wrong, and that some of them find his paws hairy doesn’t stop him from searching for the magical Dizzyland.
There is the download version of Brown Bear’s Big Day Out available for PC/MAC etc as a pdf file on this website. The story has a series of line drawings ideal to be coloured in. It can be read on a PC/MAC or partially or fully printed. The suggested age range is 4-7 years. It is also available for the Kindle, tablets and as print on demand paperback from Amazon without the additional drawings at the end of the story.