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May 30, 2014

Bee Helpful {J.W. Edwards III}


For Sunny Bee, being truly helpful means going anywhere and everywhere. When his beautiful sunflower friend Myah becomes very ill, Sunny travels to the “far side of the hills” seeking help. Faced with a series of challenges including a raging storm, large spiders, or even the intimidating Grandfather Oak, Sunny’s dedication never wavers!
(ages 4 - 8)
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Bee Helpful is a great story for teaching your children about the true meaning of friendship. Sunny and Myah are an unlikely match as far as friends are concerned. When Myah needs water to survive, Sunny is ready to get water to her no matter what - even though bees aren't supposed to like water.

Sunny goes above and beyond and uses every resource he can find in order to get water for his friend. He even risks his own life to ensure that his friend can survive.

What a fun and simple way to teach children about being a great friend.

About the author:

DSC_0107J.W. Edwards III was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent the majority of his childhood there. Eventually he left St. Louis for engineering school and job opportunities. He has traveled across most the U.S. in search of a place to call home. He currently resides in northern California with his wife and three boys and works full-time as a software engineer while writing stories for his youngest son in his spare time. J.W. Edwards is busy these days working on a variety of writing projects which includes the Sunny Bee Book Series. Book number three, Bee Helpful, was the first one to be published. Books 1, 2, and 4 will follow soon in 2014. Learn more about this series at

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