This book is so cute and colorful. It’s great for young children. It also teaches them about being helpful. Books are a fundamental way of teaching our children. It’s easy to help teach our children lessons through a story in a book.
For Sunny Bee, being truly helpful means going anywhere and everywhere. When his beautiful sunflower friend Myah becomes very ill, Sunny travels to the “far side of the hills” seeking help. Faced with a series of challenges including a raging storm, large spiders, or even the intimidating Grandfather Oak, Sunny’s dedication never wavers! (ages 4 – 8)
About the author:
J.W. Edwards III was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent the majority of his childhood there. Eventually he left St. Louis for engineering school and job opportunities. He has traveled across most the U.S. in search of a place to call home. He currently resides in northern California with his wife and three boys and works full-time as a software engineer while writing stories for his youngest son in his spare time.
J.W. Edwards is busy these days working on a variety of writing projects which includes the Sunny Bee Book Series. Book number three, Bee Helpful, was the first one to be published. Books 1, 2, and 4 will follow soon in 2014. Learn more about this series at www.sunnybeebooks.com.
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Bee Helpful Excerpt 3! !
A turtle came to his rescue and carried him to a safe place. “Are you all right?” asked the turtle. Sunny coughed. “I’m okay. Thank you for rescuing me.” “Bees are not supposed to swim, you know,” said the turtle. “I wasn’t swimming. I was trying to help my friend. But after giving it my best, I’m not sure I can do it.” Sunny lowered his wings. “Maybe I’m just too small to help.” “Oh, you’re never too small to help. Why do you need water?” Sunny explained how his friend Myah could barely stand up and desperately needed water. Upon hearing this, the turtle’s eyes grew large and his mouth hung open. “We have to move fast if we’re going to save her!” said the turtle. “I’ll scoop up some water. You fly ahead and I’ll be right behind you.” After a while, Sunny flew back. “You’ve barely moved! I don’t mean to be rude, but can’t you walk any faster than that?” The turtle swallowed. “I’m sorry, but this is as fast as my legs can go.” “Oh this is terrible!” Sunny cried out. “At this pace we’ll never make it in time! What am I going to do?” “There is still one who can help you,” said the turtle calmly. “Who?” “Mother Nature, the mother to all living things. The one who nurtures and takes care of us.” ! “Really? Can she gather water from the lake?”