Delightfully Fun story about Honey Bees and Pollination. Embedded in the story of a Honey Bee who's dreams of being a Queen Bee are doused is the lesson of using your talents to the best of your abilities, finding joy where you are in life, and looking out for others. The story weaves through the actual life of a bee sharing the inter workings of an actual bee hive, the bee's duties, how they find and store food, and how they make honey. As the story ends, the reader will have been thoroughly entertained and learned a lesson about honey bees and their colonies. The book's back matter includes some fun and interesting Buzzing Facts About Bees - environmental stewardship suggestions - and a easy bake Honey Cupcake Recipe for those Junior Chefs to try out. Also included in the book are the Lyrics to the Bee Dancer Music CD that is a great book companion for kids to sing-a-long and dance with Hobie. Bee Dancer CD can be found at Amazon and other major online book sellers as well.
Donna Watkins is an Arkansas wordsmith who pens words to books and songs. Her repertoire of writings span several genres which include children's books and songs, a variety of cookbooks, gardening books, short stories, and adult fiction. She is a Member of SCBWI, NEA Writers Group, and, Heartland Writers Guild. Writing has been her lifelong passion and she believes reading and writing open the gates to curiosity and imagination where anything is possible. Donna writes with the anticipation and hope that her words might inform, inspire, and entertain those who pause to read them. Her hopes are that her family treasures cookbooks will inspire families to once again enjoy meals together at home. The core of her writings for children resonate themes of goal setting, growth, responsibility, and respect for both others and the environment. Her series of Rescue Animal Books call awareness to the depth of the problem of pet over- population and the need for care of shelter animals who are keenly smart and have so much to offer as a member of our families. Encouragement to engage as a steward of the environment is the theme for 'The Pollinators' as the reader is made aware that we share our beautiful planet with insects, birds, bees, and other mammals, each giving and receiving from one another. As a retired CDM, CFPP working 20+ years in the field of dietetics, and having also received training as a master gardener, she hopes that her authored work spanning the genres of cookbooks and gardening books for youth (tweens/teens) will tweak their interest in foods and equip them with skills to carry over a lifetime and that her books of shelter animals and pollinators will instill a since of responsibility toward those we share life with.