Colorful Tales: The Memoirs of Buz the Bear by Don Hansen / #Extract #BlogTour @RABTBookTours @Colorful_Tales


In Colorful Tales, lessons of love, acceptance, wonder, humility, joy, and courage are tenderly revealed through the adventures of life-loving Buz the Bear. No ordinary bear cub, Buz surprises and delights as he finds meaning in living everyday bear life. Through his stories, young readers find their own unique experiences given shape and purpose while celebrating their love of fun and adventure, the natural world, and the realness of the spirit.




Buz was no longer bigger, faster and smarter than the other bears. But he was much wiser now. He still loved to lie in the field of flowers and watch the clouds and the birds and the flutterbys. But he had learned that we cannot ever own another of God’s creatures. No matter how many times he had tried to possess a flutterby, no matter how gently he had grasped its wings, the flutterby was never quite the same afterwards. So now, with his whiskers turning silver, Buz would lie on his back in the flowers and just extend his paw, palm down. He would watch as the flutterbys began to trust him, as they began to know that he was their friend. And they would come, one by one, and land on the back of his arm as they fluttered from flower to flower. Buz was so happy. Now he could look at these wonderful creatures as closely as he liked. He could talk with them and be their friend, as long as he let them be free to choose when and where they would land. And as long as he let them fly away when they chose to, they could live to return and visit with him another day!

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About the author

Father, teacher, athlete, humorist, and humanist, Don Hansen writes short stories, poetry and novels that uplift and enlighten. His work is inspired by an abiding faith; his love of son Eric, daughter Tiffany, and his grandchildren; and the young people he taught and coached for decades. In Colorful Tales, Don celebrates the lessons of life that shaped him most, lessons that resonate with parents and children alike. A natural storyteller, his is the voice of the timeless sage around whom people of all ages want to sit and listen. A retired educator with countless interests, Don divides his time between Arizonas central valley and her northern forests.


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