Item description for Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee: A Bee's Bit Of Wisdom by Dawn Matheson & Pamela Barcita...
Overview When young Ashley is handed a challenge she's sure is beyond her, Ruby Lee comes to the rescue! Ruby Lee's wisdom and common sense are just what Ashley needs to gain confidence and "bee-lieve" in her abilities. As Ashley moves from self-doubt to self-reliance in an enchanting garden setting, Ruby Lee encourages children to meet life's challenges with courage and faith.
Publishers Description Winner of two Benjamin Franklin Awards, the prestigious Int'l Gallery Gold Medallion and named "Most Outstanding Children's Book" at the Mom's Choice Awards: This is a story of a young girl named Ashley who wants to give up in the face of a challenge. The gentle encouragement and common sense from Ruby Lee, a wise bumble bee, prompt Ashley to face her fears, and she grows as a result. Vivid, inventive illustrations help bring the story's garden wonderland to life. The fear of failing is universal, and children will easily identify with Ashley's plight. Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee encourages children to meet life's challenges with courage and faith. The sooner they realize that stumbling blocks can become stepping stones, the better off they'll be. This book provides a superb starting point for educators and parents to help children learn this important life lesson. A gentle reference to God will appeal to people of every faith.
Awards and Recognitions Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee: A Bee's Bit Of Wisdom by Dawn Matheson & Pamela Barcita has received the following awards and recognitions -
Benjamin Franklin Award - 2005 Finalist - First Children & Y/A category
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Studio: Bumble Bee Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 10.96" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Bumble Bee Publishing
ISBN 0975434209 ISBN13 9780975434208
Availability 0 units.
More About Dawn Matheson & Pamela Barcita
Dawn Matheson is a new and refreshing author and publisher committed to creating quality works for children. After her story, Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee, was rejected by more than 40 mainstream children's book publishers, she formed the boutique press Bumble Bee Publishing to bring the project to life. Her first production received several honors including two Benjamin Franklin Awards, the prestigious International Gallery Awards gold medallion, and was named ?Most Outstanding Children's Book? at the Mom's Choice Awards. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Publisher's Marketing Association, and Small Publishers Association of North America.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ruby Lee The Bumble Bee: A Bee's Bit Of Wisdom?
A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient! Dec 5, 2007
The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Florrie Binford-Kichler, Founder of Patria Press, Inc.- an award-winning independent publisher and Member of The Children's Book Council; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of The Just For Mom Foundation(tm) and the Mom's Choice Awards®. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards® seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award.
A book that will fill the fertile mind of any little girl with hope, confidence and faith! Oct 31, 2005
Ruby Lee is a precious story that includes enchanting illustrations. A simple and powerful story, Ruby Lee will fill the fertile mind of any little girl with hope, confidence and faith. As a family counselor I know how essential it is to give our children a steady diet of encouragement--this book provides a healthy dose of encouragement and more!
Kelly Nault - Author of "When You're About To Go Off The Deep End, Don't Take Your Kids With You"
RUBY LEE THE BUMBLEBEE Aug 28, 2005
is a book of discovery. For a child, it holds the delights of an afternoon in Mrs. Wagner's garden of flowers and the small creatures that dwell in a place of nature. A young girl Ashley shares her pleasure with her friend and a wise bumblebee named Ruby Lee who, much to Ashley's surprise, talks to her. Mrs. Wagner asks Ashley to help her by potting some flowers for her patio, but Ashley is afraid she will do it wrong. Left with her uncertainties, Ruby Lee enters her world and convinces her "Of course you can pot those flowers for Mrs. Wagner. You are a talented and bright young lady." Taking Ruby Lee's advice, Ashley finishes the job and realizes how good it feels to know "She had done it!". When Mrs. Wagner returns to the patio, she is very pleased with Ashley's efforts and tells her that by believing in herself, she can do anything Author Dawn Matheson has written a stunning children's book with illustrations by Pamela Barcita that offer surprises on every page. Its message is gently but simply told. A glossary defines in children's language, any words that might not be in their vocabulary. Page numbers for a parent's easy reference lists Ruby Lee's bits of wisdom.This book is meant for a parent to read aloud to a child,pointing out the many details of each illustration or for a child to browse through,enjoying not only the busy pictures,but the warm story of a little girl and a wise bumblebee. Patricia Linder, author: Row, Row,Row Your Boat and The Lady and the Tiger.
Must Have Picture Book Jun 14, 2005
Many people dismiss the humble bumble bee without considering its remarkable accomplishment: its ability to fly despite having bodies too big for their wings! Wisely, Ashley listened to Ruby Lee, the very wise bumble bee as she faced a task she thought was daunting.
When Mrs. Wagner asked Ashley to plant flowers, Ashley was afraid her efforts would not be good enough. Then she heard Ruby Lee whispering to her from the butterfly bush. Ruby Lee told Ashley to `bee-lieve' in herself and she could accomplish anything. Following Ruby Lee's example, Ashley courageous faced her challenge-and succeeded.
Ruby Lee's heartwarming wisdom is confidence and self-esteem building for all children. The beautiful and expressive language is complimented by fantastic illustrations that take the reader directly into Mrs. Wagner's wonderful garden.
Those who enjoyed "Ruby Lee" might also enjoy "Families are Forever", another picture book that empowers young children as they navigate their unique place in the world. Young Rain learns the true meaning of family in wonderful book about celebrating and respecting all people and families. Books like "Families are Forever" and Ruby Lee celebrate what it is to be human and how we can change the world-if we reach out and grasp opportunities.
Learning through Nature! May 23, 2005
What a wonderful gift! Dawn Matheson and Pamela Barcita have presented a beautiful treatise on the gaining of confidence. Mrs. Wagner's garden is the perfect place to learn the ways of nature, through the gifts of a loving God. How many times in our ordinary lives have we felt we were a bumble bee? Given a task much greater than we; for we have wings far too small for our body! This book shows the possibilities for all of us; have faith and soon confidence will follow. I highly recommend this book for the quality of its production and the beauty of its message. Dawn Matheson's story and Pamela Barcita's illustrations hold the readers attention, making each page a delight.
Readers, who enjoy Ruby Lee, may also enjoy "The Ballad of Blue Eagle." An adventure story about the animals living in Peaceful Valley and how they are protected by Blue Eagle!