Benny Bear Books

These are stories about a special bear with a shunt. Lots of children have shunts too. Perhaps you are one of them?

Benny Bear and Bella Bear books are available to buy as paperback copies for £2 to cover postage and packaging . Call us on 01733 555988 or email firstcontact@shinecharity.org.uk to order your copy.

Want to get reading right away? You can now download each story as a PDF

Benny Gets Better

A diagnosis of hydrocephalus can feel a bit scary at first, but this book tells the story of Benny Bear’s time in hospital, from being diagnosed, to having a shunt fitted, and how much better he then feels. A diagnosis of hydrocephalus needn’t be scary after all... 

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Benny's New Shunt 

Sometimes shunts can block, which can leave children feeling very poorly and needing a ‘shunt revision’ operation to put right. This book explains the signs to look out for, Benny’s experience in hospital, and his recovery to feel so much better again. 

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Benny Goes to School 

Starting a new school can be a bit daunting for both children and their parents – but good communication between home and school can help everyone prepare well for the new opportunities ahead. 

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Benny's Team Wins 

Benny Bear enjoys time away at camp, happily joining in all the sporting activities with his classmates. 

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Benny Goes on Holiday 

Benny’s adventures continue with a family holiday to France. Because Benny has a shunt, his mummy meets with Benny’s neurosurgeon to check that all is safe for the trip. 

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