The Still Bee

by Kelly Anne Manuel

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9798765233962
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9798765233979

About the Book

“The Still Bee” was born as a poem and remains so in this newly minted Book Nine of Kelly Anne Manuel’s Essentials Series. In this story the Child is invited on a journey with the narrator to study bees with a different lens. It a is fun and light hearted story of a narrator who is curious about what goes on in the mind of a bee. “The Still Bee” offers a standing invitation to the Child. The Child will learn that they can actively engage with literature that is also entertaining. This is story for all times of day because it encourages outings in Nature with all its lively elements. It also presents a theme of a healthy balance in the life cycle of activity and rest that the Child can understand at any age. The simple words take on new meaning as the illustrations pair perfectly with their presentation. The illustrations offer a view of bears and bees personified to keep the Child’s attention. The images are amazingly precise at capturing emotions that Children also experience. “The Still Bee” allows the Child to see cooperation in the way bees function. The team work, determination, and motivation that bees utilize is on full display in this book. There are questions as well as problem solving elements included. The narrator sets aside the fear of being stung in order to learn about the bee. This is an example of courage that leads to a positive outcome. It is in Early Childhood that interpersonal communication skills are formed. “The Still Bee” is a tool in a Caregiver’s toolbox to assist with that healthy formation. The idea that we can learn from observing different environments in Nature is a theme that the author embraces. The Child who reads this book will be fascinated by the bee and all it does for humanity.

About the Author

Kelly Anne Manuel is the good kind of contagious. She is an eternal optimist who strives to see the good in all her days and throughout all aspects of her life journey. She has a unique voice that Children respond to because it is characterized by her own actively vibrant Inner Child. Kelly Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She spent her early adulthood in a corporate career and then took time off to raise her son Ryan Michael. When she reentered the workforce it was in the Preschool arena that she flourished. When she is not writing her books for Children she spends her time creating stories with paint. Both creative outlets allow her to feel that she is contributing to Children in a greater and broader fashion. She loves to tell stories and Children love to hear them.