Meet the REAL Kooshla, Saboo and Tanuuk:
MaCaedyn, Aven and Samuel La Fon-Cox

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The wonderful and beautiful scenes of the little town of Bearford Falls that lie within the Bearwood Forest are all created with lots of love by the La Fon-Cox Family. Angelique's husband Josh builds the sets with a variety of materials such as wood, foam and plaster cloth. Then the entire family gets into the fun of the painting, decorating and adding the finishing touches that go into creating the various places of the Bearwood Forest!

While the La Fon-Cox Family is able to create the scenes for the books, they are not able to create the precious little characters! The Huggabear Family was created by Heike Buchner of Sunshine Teddies in Passau, Germany.
The new Li Family, which will debut in the book "A Tale of The Huggabears - The Flowers of the Meadow"
was created by Andrea Mayze in London, England. The La Fon-Cox Family are SO thankful for the talented and creative hands of these lovely ladies for bringing their characters to life!

Behind The Scenes

Creators of the Bearwood Forest Characters

The "Tales of The Huggabears" are based upon the lives of
three very real children, All three of the children love Jesus and
try hard to follow God's Word on a daily basis. They also LOVE
to tell others about the love of Jesus and the teachings

of God's Holy Word, the Bible. Aven is the oldest girl,
MaCaedyn is the youngest girl and Samuel is the baby of the family.
These three highly energetic and highly intelligent children
love to play and create using their imaginations--and their
mama listens closely!
Each story is based on a real-life event that took place while
either playing in their room, in the backyard or while
out and about having adventures. Angelique writes down
the adventures these little ones have and then turns
them into fun-filled stories that teach family values,
lessons from God's Word and the love of Jesus! Angelique
has written well over forty outlines for stories and receives ideas

for new books daily!

Aven: Saboo
hen Aven was a baby she loved to listen to the Veggie Tales Silly Song: "Song of the Cebu". We had to play it for her over and over again in the car and sing it to her when in the house. Through all of that we started calling her "Cebu" but for the stories, we didn't want to spell it like that, after all, she is a bear, not a cow! 
Aven has a powerful imagination and is an excellent award-winning artist. She is constantly creating, designing or directing something and uses her talents for Jesus! She loves to help make clothes for the Huggabear family and also helps in setting up the scenes and taking photographs for the books. 

MaCaedyn: Kooshla
MaCaedyn received her name after Angelique stayed up one night with her. The movie "Million Dollar Baby" was on and Angelique heard the nickname that was given to the character. The next day she mentioned it to her husband and Aven heard her and thought she said "Kooshla" she began calling her little sister Kooshla and the name from that day on stuck!
MaCaedyn is a very energetic little girl with a great imagination, a heart that is full of the love of Jesus, and witty sense of humor who brings lots of laughter to the household. MaCaedyn was pretty little for the production of the first eight books and doesn't remember as much as Aven does, but she is very excited to help create new books to come and also being an award-winning artist herself will be a great help!

Samuel: Tanuushka or Tanuuk for short!
When Angelique began the book series there were only two children in her family, Aven, and MaCaedyn: Kooshla and Saboo. The first eight titles were called "A Tale of Kooshla and Saboo" with subtitles. When God blessed the family with their little boy Samuel they introduced his character in his own book "The Family" Gift". As time went on though Samuel thought he needed to have his bear's name as part of the title--and mama agreed! So now the books are known as
"The Tales of The Huggaears"!
Samuel is a brilliant, hardworking and sweet little boy who loves to tell people about Jesus. He has no memories of the first eight books being created and is looking forward to helping build new sets and take photos for the new books to come. He too has a GREAT imagination and has already contributed several stories which will come in the future of the Bearwood Forest!

​About the Author

​        Angelique La Fon-Cox is a servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is a native of
Arizona and has been happily and faithfully married to her husband Joshua Cox, also a
native of Arizona, for over twenty years. They have been blessed with three incredibly
intelligent, talented, beautiful and energetic children; Aven, MaCaedyn and
Samuel Braeden. Angelique home schools her children and also is the founder and director
of The Huggabear Children's Project, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization to assist
children in need internationally which she and her family operate.
     In addition to creating The Huggabears and The Intercessors series, Angelique assisted her three children in
creating their new series The Time Transporters, and she is currently creating the Let's Imagine 
series coming soon. She has published other individual non-series titles, music and musicals
which can be found on her hub website: 
​100% of all profits from The Huggabears series and portions of profits from her other
​works go to assist the work of her family's organization HCP Inc.
     Angelique began her ministry work in music writing and directing her first musical at the age of 12 and has directed adult and children's choirs and musicals for over 25 years. In addition to her books, Angelique composes original songs, writes musicals, and currently has a children's singing group that ministers in the community and is the official musical group for the Honor Flight Arizona Org. honoring WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans. Her book ministry began after her second daughter, MaCaedyn, was born. Angelique published her first children's book on August 2006 and her first novel in August 2012. To read the story of how The Intercessor series began, click here.
     There are seven total stories in The Intercessors series, along with a prequel series based upon the life of Obadiah O'Sullivan, followed by a post-apocalyptic series called  Return of the Intercessors and a spin-off book based upon a character in The Intercessors - Sword of Miracles called Jourdan Sheppard. These books, songs, musicals, along with her endless writing for The Huggabear books, Angelique will be happily creating for the rest of her days. It is her desire to glorify the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and impact the hearts of children, "Because little ones only stay little for a little while!"