The Worst Day Ever! by Debbie Reece

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James loves school and spending time with his friends Will and Molly until one day when he struggles with the school rules and some friends pick on him. Thankfully, he learns there is someone to hug him no matter how bad his day is. He also learns that sometimes his friends can have bad days and they could use a hug too. Counselors, teachers, and parents appreciate the valuable lessons about impulsive behaviors, friendship, compassion, and unconditional love.

Recipient of both the Dove Family Seal of Approval and Mom’s Choice Gold honoring family friendly content. Winner of 3 children’s book awards.IMG_3012

Debbie started BeeBop Books Publishing in order to share stories that teach young readers, ages 4-9, about self-confidence, compassion, and family values. Preschool and early elementary school are valuable and formative years in a child’s life. Books are a key resource for teaching so much more than just reading. These stories have appropriate content to help children have the confidence to be themselves, understand some of their impulsive behaviors, navigating young friendships, and how adjust to school rules. School and family counselors, teachers, and parents have the tools to teach the children not only how to read, but how to navigate life’s lessons during those years. Her stories are inspired by her son and his classmates and are based on actual events that often occur in many children’s lives. Both The Christmas Pumpkin and The Worst Day Ever! have Mom’s Choice Gold award and the Dove Seal of Approval. Two accolades given to products that honor excellence in family-friendly content provided in a quality form of entertainment. In addition, they have earned several children’s book awards.

BeeBop Books was honored as 1 of 8 finalists considered“The Best of Texas Strong” in the 2014 Texas Rural Challenge for having developed products and services that can benefit rural Texas communities.

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The Christmas Pumpkin by Debbie Reece

  “A Christmas pumpkin? Who ever heard of such a thing?”

When James’s father gives him a green pumpkin left all alone in the pumpkim patch, James decides he is going to decorate it for Christmas. But when he tells people what he plans to do, they all say the same thing, “A Christmas pumpkin? Who ever heard of such a thing?”.

Will James get a chance to turn his green pumpkin into something special for Christmas?

Those of you who know me are certain of one thing–I love Christmas! I enjoy reading almost any book that is centered around this holiday. And yet, Debbie Reece’s book got me to stand up and take notice because it is unique, fun, and inspiring.

How often are children’s ideas discounted simply because they come from a young person? How often are children teased by their peers for suggesting something that isn’t the status quo?

The Christmas Pumpkin shares a valuable lesson with its readers– “if you believe in something, you can make it happen”. The best part about this message, though, is that it is offered so gently readers don’t feel like they’re learning at all; to them, it’s just a great story.

This is destined to become one of my favorite Christmas stories because it goes right to the heart and inspires children to have faith in themselves and their ideas.  The Christmas Pumpkin could become just as much of a holiday tradition in your house as the reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Ron Head provides the illustrations for this touching Christmas tale. He also designed the book. I’m interested in learning more about him, as his artwork in The Christmas Pumpkin is absolutely beautiful.

Buy The Christmas Pumpkin. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Publisher:  BeeBop Books
  • ISBN-10:  0-615-29072-8
  • ISBN-13:  978-0-615-29072-0
  • SRP:  $8.00

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