love (in the bakery)

love (in the bakery) - 14/10/2022 hellofrom the bakery weare still herewaiting to see you and watchingas the worldrolls pastour shelf our window the coffee pours –the machine grindsand thenit hisses steam –and it pourslike the rainthat keeps onfalling just outsidewhere the gutters run and the carsall splashand . . . the customers runto come … Continue reading love (in the bakery)

The teachings of ten year old boys (and certain bears and their condiments) The Beechworth Bakery Bears (Amazon Australia link) - 21/09/2022 I had an interesting encounter with a 10 year old boy, yesterday. This young man had recently taken a copy of The Beechworth Bakery Bears book to school - a 'show and tell' kind of arrangement, I suppose, and he was keen to inform me … Continue reading The teachings of ten year old boys (and certain bears and their condiments)

soon (again)

soon (again) - 10/08/2022 hello can you see us? herewe are in a basketin a corner can you see usnow? these are different daysanddifferent times but here we arejust the same are youthe same? we wondersometimes if beingthe sameis differentto the wayit usedto be stillit’s nice to see youagainandit’s niceto be seenonce more what elseare … Continue reading soon (again)

there are bears . . . (of certain attitude)

cute bears (all) there arecute bears they are allso cute every one of themwould likea home with you cute bear #1 especiallywith you butsome of them cute (too sweet) bear #2 are just too sweetyou know some of themtoo soft cute (too soft) bear #3 I find someof them a little . . . strange … Continue reading there are bears . . . (of certain attitude)

On Allium Avenue – a new picture book

On Allium Avenue - first print proofs in hand - 07/02/2022 I'm quite delighted to have received another delivery of books in the mail, today. A new picture book in hard and soft cover formats. These will need to be completely revised to get the covers and internal images looking as I think they should … Continue reading On Allium Avenue – a new picture book

Waiting For Frank-Bear – Darlene’s Review.

I'm delighted to share a link to Darlene Foster's Review of Waiting For Frank-Bear. Darlene is an author of Young Adult/Children's books, who hails from Canada. You might like to get to know her, here. The Bears and I are truly delighted to know that readers far away from #Beechworth enjoy reading about their lives … Continue reading Waiting For Frank-Bear – Darlene’s Review.

A Bear called Frank

Waiting for Frank Bear is released over thext 24 hours or so and I’m delighted that good friend and Melbourne author ANdrea Flory (Meeks) has posted an encouragement to buy on her blogging page.

I’m delighted on behalf of the Bears. I still find them irresistable creatures and hope that the Book does them justice.

Pop over and take a look.

Thank you so much, Andrea.

Meeka's Mind

No, this is not a post about a personable grizzly – we don’t have any in Australia. The closest we get is the legendary ‘Drop Bear’.

<<cue hysterical laughter>>


No, this post is about my good friend Frank Prem and the Beechworth Bakery Bears he has come to know and love. Frank is an Aussie poet-storyteller who brought me to tears with his stories of the Black Saturday bushfires that killed so many in our state. This time, however, Frank has created a beautiful book about teddy bears:

These gastronomic Bears greet customers in the Beechworth Bakery, Victoria, Australia

I love teddy bears and have a whole shelf full keeping me company in my office, so I fell in love with the Bakery Bears at first sight!

In the latest Bear book – Waiting for Frank Bear – Frank gives voice to these cuddly Bears and shows us their…

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Smorgasbord Reading Room – New Book on the Shelves – #PreOrder #Poetry A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book: Waiting For Frank Bear by Frank Prem

Waiting for Frank-Bear is set for release on November 14, just a few days away, and Sally Cronin is spreading the word over at The SorgasBord Blog Magazine, today.

As release day for this new book nears I find myself thinking a lot about the simple joy of a cuddly teddy bear and how much warmth and pleasure such a furry friend can bring.

Thank you Sally (and thank you Bears!)

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Frank Prem has another children’s poetry story book with more of the lovable bears coming soon..A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book: Waiting For Frank Bear and I can recommend both of the previous books in the series.

About the story

The Beechworth Bakery Bears are still just as friendly and eager to please as ever.

But, where is Frank-Bear?

He does not come in to see them as often as before and they miss him.

They would love to tell you about their lives now, and how they wait for their best friend Frank-Bear to visit.

Step back into the bakery and find out what is happening in the world of The Beechworth Bakery Bears.

Head over to pre-order the book for November 14th: Amazon AUAmazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Frank Prem

My review for book (too) 18th February 2021

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