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Target Audience:
  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)

Mouse character, Bear character, First-Aid for kids, Helping others, Feeling too small, Building confidence, Learning safety

I Can't Help a Big Bear!
A Basic First Aid Tale by Nanny Blu
by Nanny Blu

Brassy Mouse was sure that he couldn’t help an injured bear. Or could he?

How did this small mouse help a big bear without having any knowledge from a book

or first aid course (perhaps they don’t have those for animals...)

Do you think your child is too young or small to help someone that is injured?

Would your child have the confidence to help someone that needs help?

Could you?

For those of you that believe you couldn’t help...


Even if you do ONE thing to help someone in need...They may live to thank you!

Brassy Mouse and Big Bear will tug at your heartstrings!

It doesn’t matter how big or small you are.

And it doesn’t matter that you are different or unique.

It matters that you CARE!

"Little Brassy Mouse is no ordinary hero with his first aid basics to save the life of gigantic Big Bear."

–RANA SHASKIN, Librarian, Author of From Ukraine to Canada: The Ponomar Memoir

"Brassy Mouse will steal your heart like he did mine. He is a role model for all of us, young and young at heart."


"This well-written book is a great way to teach children that you're never too small to help! It's a great story with purpose."

–RON GOETZ, Emmy Award-Winning Producer

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Nanny Blu is thrilled to be publishing her first children’s story, almost twenty-four years after writing it.

After operating her own Licensed Family Day Care in Surrey and Victoria, B.C., Canada, she took a writing course, thinking it would be lovely to have her own storybook to read to her grandchildren.

She drew on the experiences of her daycare days, recalling how wonderful it was to encourage children to develop a sense of empowerment and help them believe in themselves.

Part of their playtime was to care for sick teddy bears and dolls. Of course, they had their doctor’s kits and nurse’s uniforms to help them feel competent in their playtime. But encouraging them to develop a pattern of nurturing after what they read in storybooks or made-up stories was much more of an influence.

Storytime was magical, and finding out what the children could remember of those stories weeks later was remarkable to her.

Her oldest son’s ability to read stories in kindergarten, along with receiving an award from the principal, was due to him memorizing the words she read to him, and not to him learning his ABCs.

Publishing her story of Brassy Mouse and his friends became very important to her. It was about wanting to be a part of helping one reader and listener at a time, so they could repeat the process of caring for someone who might need their help one day.

And so it will go on, from one caring person to another.

Nanny Blu thanks you in advance for contacting and encouraging non-profit first aid organizations to add workshops and programs for parents with younger children. This is what she will be supporting herself, in the future.


Nanny Blu
Angela Gooliaff

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