The following are excerpted comments from reviews, and from direct messages and emails received from readers of “The Adventures of Little Red Bear Stories” over time.
Reviewers names are listed as they choose on Amazon, but only initials are displayed here to protect the privacy of those sending direct comments not shared on Amazon or elsewhere.
Full reviews are available by tapping on the individual books on my Amazon Author Page.
“A charming collection of old-timey folk tales! Little Red Bear’s adventures harken back to a time of genuine story-telling and down-home know-how and lore, the likes of which have nearly vanished.” — Roger Emile Stouff, author of the “Lawson’s Peak Mysteries” and more.
“This is one of those children’s stories that could become a classic. Imagine all your childhood favourites, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Wind in the Willows” and the Beatrix Potter books, mix them together, add a liberal dose of humour and a sprinkling of Ozarks Mountain Country magic, and you have “The Adventures of Little Red Bear”. Don’t just dismiss this as a children’s book, while lovely to read out loud to a little one, it’s a beautiful story for grown-ups too”. — Sylva Fae, Children’s Author
“I am greatly enjoying “The Adventures of Little Red Bear”. Just finished reading the gripping story of “Crossing the Two Forks”. Wow, what a scary scene at the railroad bridge, didn’t know I could read that fast!” — A. B. W.
“I bought this to read with my daughters but this really is a book suitable for all the family; I am enjoying it just as much as the children. I downloaded the Kindle version but after reading the first couple of stories, I ordered the book. E books are convenient, but I can see myself wanting a real copy to read to my grandchildren when my little ones are all grown up.” — S. F.
“Well, well done, my friend. Review posted. Laughed out loud -several times! Delightful Read.” — R. E. S.
“I believe this to be an instant classic. It rates right up there with my childhood favs of Zigger Beans and Mushroom Center Disaster. Little Red Bear has much to tell us about nature, folklore and ourselves. I especially liked the jamboree and wish I could’ve been there. I can’t wait for the next set of tales!” — A. C. T.
“A truly delightful collection of short stories reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit and Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. Wonderful, colourful characters and something to be learned from each story. Even the introduction is a charming read.” — J. P.
“Jim, I just had to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed Little Red Bear. You write well–no surprise there–but also in a way that does not “talk down” or “dumb down”–however you want to say it–to children. I LOVE that.” — K. C. F.
“Just wanted everyone to know about a fun and charming book about animals that will hold your attention: “The Adventures of Little Red Bear” by James Milson. It sounds like a children’s book, but it is for both children and adults. Set in the backwoods of the Ozarks, the stories include a great deal of suspense, along with interesting facts about nature and wildlife.” — A. B. W.
“I bought this book as a birthday gift for my granddaughter, but purchased a Kindle copy for myself as well. I am so very glad I did. I love this book for several reasons. First and foremost, because it is a charming tale–or collection of tales–beautifully and amusingly written. Second, because it is just chock full of information about wildlife and nature and the outdoors and animals and all that stuff I’m interested in, and believe children need to learn.” — K. C. F.
“A marvelous book to read. Great storytelling!” — J.P.B.
“Lovely Short Stories That Link Together Well” – “A thoroughly entertaining read for all ages. Well written giving a sense of excitement to the adventures and a real empathy for the characters. These are fun stories and the authors sense of humour comes through throughout the book.” — N.B.
Now, are YOU ready to go on an adventure with Little Red Bear and his friends? Pull on your adventure boots, grab a straw hat, and we’ll be on our way. Just please watch where you step (there are a number of critters and animals in the stories, after all) and remember to scrape your boots off before coming back inside.
We love the feedback and hearing reader comments, but really don’t need any more letters from mothers about muddy floors. — Jim (and Red!)
Would you like to learn more about Little Red Bear and his friends? Please visit — “Once Upon A Time In A Very Special Woods . . . .”