Celebrity reviews…


Keith Richards

With grandson and our 1st. Deva Premal Grateful Bear.


Bob Weir

May the magic never end!


Wavy Gravy

“This heartwarming book will make every grandparent reevaluate their connection with their grandkids.”


Wendy Weir

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"

Roger McNamee
Moonalice, Elevation Partners, Silver Lake Partners and Author of ‘Zucked’


Jack Canfield

“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!”


Sawyer Fredericks
Winner of The Voice,
Season 6
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Lester Chambers
Chambers Brothers


Norman “Spirit In the Sky” Greenbaum and Bonita Kapps

“Just a couple of Deadheads loving Ava’s Grateful Bears. Our highest recommendations!”


Wes Wilson

Legendary 1960's psychedelic poster artist.
The cover art of Ava's Grateful Bears was influenced
by his work


Commander Cody

"Grateful Bears love Boogie Woogie!"


Dan Hicks

At The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, NV, June 16, 2015 50-year reunion with The Amazing Charlatans. Happy Trails dear friend.