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The Huggabears Flowers of the Meadow is enlightening

An unexpected package arrived in my mailbox one day. The return address was Angelique La Fon-Cox, author of The Huggabear series as well as the Intercessors series. Angelique quickly became a friend whom I admire. Never did I expect to receive not only The Intercessors (a book I hope to review someday), but hidden at the bottom of the box was The Huggabears Flowers of the Meadow.

This children’s tale is about the Huggabear children, Kooshla, Saboo, and Tanuuk going to play in the flowers of the meadow with their parents. The cubs loved playing in the meadow. On this particular day, the Huggabear cubs see a great big, brightly colored fish flying through the air. It’s a kite!

The kite flier looked different, spoke different, and was from a different place. Jing, a panda cub, politely shared about where he s from and why  hhe’s in the meadow. Jing, a panda cub, shares his kite with Tanuuk, who goes on a brief adventure with the kite. Eventually, they go their separate ways at lunchtime. But Jing invited the Huggabears to his family home for a meal the following week, where the Huggabear cubs had a chance to eat Chinese food for the first time.

 This tale shares how important it is to accept others who are different. Everyone has their own differences and it’s important that we look past the differences and share from the love in our heart.

Thank you, Angelique La Fon-Cox for sending this precious book to us. My son loves the Huggabear books, especially when he has a chance to look for the Huggabear paw hidden in throughout the books.

Ms Angelique La Fon-Cox, her husband, and their beautiful children operate a small profit out of the Phoenix, Arizona area called The Huggabear Children’s Project. They send teddy bears to children off deployed service members as well as children who have been affected by natural disasters. They perform at churches and fairs as well. Check out their non-profit website by clicking here.

Do you have a Huggabear?

Several weeks ago or so, I received a tweet from the author of the Huggabear series, Angelique La Fon-Cox. She shared her Huggabear book series and we had a friendly conversation in direct message. She is a delightful mother and wife, who just happens to be an amazing author as well!

Bearwood Forest is the home of Kooshla, Saboo, and Tanuuk Huggabear (who represent the children of the author). The cubs go on adventures taking readers through at least eight tales thus far:

1 – “Wekcome to Bearwood Forest!”

2 – “Heavenly Castles”

3 – “A Cold and Rainy, Wind-Whirly Day”

4 – “The Family Gift”

5 – “Promises of the Forest Berry Fairies”

6 – “We Love the U.S.A.!”

7 – “The Great Dinosaur Discovery”

8 – “Flowers of the Meadow”

In each tale, there are splendid photos of the Huggabears and their adventures. And there’s a hidden symbol (a red heart with a bear paw print in the middle) to find throughout the books!

The first tale I read to my son was Tale 7,  “The Great Dinosaur Discovery” where Kooshla, Saboo, Tanuushka, and their younger cousin Koba go outside with toy dinosaurs. Not only does Koba teach his cousins what herbivores and carnivores are, but they pretend to go back in time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.

When the cubs “return to modern day” and tell their parents what they’ve been up to, they are given a lesson from scripture about the creation of things we see and things we do not see in this day. The ending of the tale is a lesson regarding the Leviathan and the Behemoth in The Book of Job, which could possibly have been what we now call dinosaurs.

The tales all end in a little scripture and lesson regarding the scripture. All are very important for children and adults to learn. My six year old is a bit too rambunctious to stay still for the tales in its entirety, but I did capture this moment where he pauses at the image:

My son enjoyed finding the heart symbols and steered me away from the actual story at hand. It’s a good thing I got through the first tale before telling him about the symbol! Ack! 
Overall, I enjoyed the tales and learned from each as well! It always amazes me how even children’s books can teach me lessons at my age!

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