About The Book
When little Beatrice goes out to the garden to play—tired of being ignored by her siblings—she is amazed to find a kindred spirit buzzing about the blooms! Beatrice has found a little bee who wishes she was someone else, envious of the colours, and talents, and confidence of others. While Beatrice’s siblings are too busy with their phones and social media, Beatrice is busy learning that everyone is special in their own way and that she should be happy to be the best bee she can be!
If only Beatrice could teach her siblings the same lesson … but how?
Join Beatrice as she discovers what amazing things await us when we put down our phones, stop comparing ourselves to others and worrying about what they are doing, and focus on living our best lives!
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About The Author
Alma Hogan and her husband, John raised two children and are blessed with six grandchildren. Their grandchildren, Sydney and Ireland Hogan along with Eden and Makai Miggins acted as illustrators for this book. As retired high-school teachers, Alma and John have a world of experience in dealing with adolescent and pre-adolescent issues tied to self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. They’ve watched as these issues have grown even more complicated and prevalent over the years, due, in large part, to the pressures of social media. They created this story as an important reminder for young people to appreciate who they are and stop comparing themselves to others.
Alma and John live in Windsor, Ontario.
The inspiration for writing this children's book, "Be the Best Bee You Can Be," evolved from a multigenerational family vacation on the island of St. Maarten. In spending precious time together, we had an opportunity to hear the challenges facing our teenage granddaughters. There is an undercurrent that exists in our society that is hurtful and destructive to the essence of our children. Social media is a significant tool that can negatively affect self-esteem. Our daughter challenged us to write a children's book to combat this social pressure. Our son-in-law suggested that our younger grandchildren illustrate the book. We wanted our grandchildren to be part of this creative process and to incorporate this message into their daily lives. "Just be YOUR best." Our hope is that this message will resonate with our readers.