With grandson and our 1st. Deva Premal Grateful Bear.
May the magic never end!
“This heartwarming book will make every grandparent reevaluate their connection with their grandkids.”
Doug Bratt and Wendy Weir with the first prototype Grateful Bear.
Ava’s Grateful Bears is a wonderful, heart-warming children’s story about gratitude and love as expressed by author Doug Bratt and his delightful Grateful Dead stuffed bears. It is also a real life story about Doug and his granddaughter Ava. When I first read it, it brought tears to my eyes. Once the beautiful creative illustrations were added, it made the story come alive. Although special for Christmas, the message is perfect year-round. I highly recommend it!
– Wendy Weir
Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead.
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"If you loved The Velveteen Rabbit,
you're going to LOVE Ava's Grateful Bears"
Moonalice, Elevation Partners, Silver Lake Partners and Author of ‘Zucked’
“You’ve got a winner here!”
Jack Canfield, co-author of worldwide bestselling series Chicken Soup For the Soul.
Tee shirt from U. Cal Berkeley proudly displayed. G0 BEARS!
Rusty Goldman aka Professor Poster
"My niece and nephew loved this story...so did I."
Deva Premal and Miten
“Ava’s Grateful Bears is full of simple, unadulterated wisdom – and a basic message of loving kindness. We love it!! We also love the great illustrations by maggie high (great name!!). Can’t wait for the movie!”
Norman “Spirit In the Sky” Greenbaum and Bonita Kapps
“Just a couple of Deadheads loving Ava’s Grateful Bears. Our highest recommendations!”
Legendary 1960's psychedelic poster artist.
The cover art of Ava's Grateful Bears was influenced
by his work
"Grateful Bears love Boogie Woogie!"
At The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, NV, June 16, 2015 50-year reunion with The Amazing Charlatans. Happy Trails dear friend.