Trouble At The Zoo is the second children's book in The Adventures of Brunhilfer and Brunfin series of self-published children's book by registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation. Through beautiful illustration and subtle humour the books aim to promote the very universal values of community, inclusiveness and being true to yourself.
Every sale of every book will benefit a mix of communal projects in South East London, infant/children's medical research projects in the UK and beyond and animal welfare projects globally - with special emphasis on bears.
Trouble At The Zoo has a cross-generational appeal: very young children will be drawn in by the illustrations, older children will enjoy reading the book for themselves and adults will appreciate the gentle tone, positive messages and warm humour.
The Brun Bear Foundation was established in 2015 by friend to Spinnaker Edwin Lampert, in memory of his father.
Sadly, Edwin's Dad had Brain Cancer. The radiotherapy his father went through resulted in his father believing that the family lived with two kindly bears called Brunhilfer and Brunfin.
Edwin's Dad - who had good insight into his condition - asked his son to look after his bears for him "when the time came."
When his Dad died in 2014 Edwin set about creating a charitable foundation as way of honouring his father's memory and values as well as supporting causes he had held dear.
And so The Brun Bear Foundation was born. It's name deriving from the name of his father's two bears: Brunhilfer and Brunfin.
Edwin's first act was to write a children's book called The Flood! about two kindly bears who lived with a kindly man and his wife. All proceeds from book sales go to The Foundation. Russian, German and French translations have been prepared. The second book - Trouble At The Zoo! - is now here.
Edwin subsequently added community events, supper clubs, scholarship programmes and an annual epic charity challenge to The Brun Bear Foundation's activities. Find out more at https://www.brunbearfoundation.uk/.