This is another of the wonderful illustrations provided by my illustrator to make my book, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow, into what it is. Alice is a great illustrator. It is available for Kindle on Amazon and next week will also be for sale as an A4 Print on Demand story and colouring in book. Meanwhile, it is also available as a pdf for PCs, Mac and tablets on our website, www.junagarhmedia.co.uk. I am going to split any profits and royalties with a good cause of the buyer’s choice.
Below is the synopsis:
Bea Bee is the most resourceful, hardest working and happiest bee living in a hive located in a beautiful meadow. One day she notices a new sign on the gate and goes back to the hive to get wise old bee to come to the gate with her and read the notice as she doesn’t understand all the words. The news is bad; the sign is for a planning application to build houses all over the meadow. Wise Old Bee suggests that only if a rare or endangered species is found in the meadow is there a chance that the meadow can be saved. Bea suggests a wild idea on how to save the meadow from this happening. If they don’t then they are going to have to move the hive.
Her plan is fairly simple. There are some red flowers down near the stream that produce some fairly sticky pollen on them and she thinks that if she disguises herself as a red bee people will believe that there is a new species of bee. At least it will give the bees time to find out if there is a rare or endangered species in the meadow. Time to tell the Queen about the problem and also a possible solution.
Bea tries out the deception on two young people camping in the meadow and they take several photographs that they load onto social media. Bea has started a series of events that she is unaware of.. Two teams are set up, some normal bees to keep a lookout on when visitors are coming and a “red” team to sow the story and keep each other from being caught.
Will Bea and her friends from the meadow find a way to save it?
This is a story that is meant to be read by a parent to a younger child or with a younger child and to be read by children themselves as they get older.