Fully Illustrated Version
Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6
This version of BEA'S OWN GOOD includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.
If the text only version is better for your needs, then please click on BEA'S OWN GOOD in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader – ages 6-9.
Happy reading in either Version.
FOLLOWING THE RULES
Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone
To keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so-according to bee rules. During her first days in the hive, young Beatrice is as busy as the proverbial bee learning all the rules her sisters can teach her.
But sometimes a young bee gets tired of following rules-especially if they interfere with her plans to visit a beautiful garden-perhaps the most beautiful garden in the world.
"No more bee rules," declares Beatrice. "I can make my own rules!"
Linda Talley's story, based on her lifelong research of French life, takes us along with Bea to the Chateau of Villandry in the Loire Valley of France, where a change in the weather turns her reckless adventure into a near calamity.
Artist Andra Chase has drawn upon her own travel in France to capture Bea's world in sparkling watercolors - the beehive, inside and out, the meadow beyond the bee-master's wall, full of buttercups, anemones and sweet violets, a colorful village market, and the famed terraced gardens of Villandry.
When Bea sets out on her adventure, she has much to learn about the world and about how rules can help keep her safe and happy. She is like children everywhere-eager to explore and discover and break free of rules. Bea learns that luck and kindness may sometimes save the day, but that breaking the rules can be risky business. She learns, as will children who read her story, just what rules are for.
A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information"
A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the importance of following rules. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then this is the eBook for your children ages 3-9.
Read WITH your children and grandchildren, discuss the concept and message…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.
(signed) The Thoughtful Parent
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC