Monday, September 7, 2009

Moonlighting Monday

So, as I know I've explained before, I'm always looking for a creative outlet - blogging, sewing, cooking, baking, and... children's book writing? Yep, that's correct. I wrote my first... a little ditty entitled Bonnie the Bee and followed it up with the sequel Bonnie & Wally. I would love to get published, but, of course, have not the slightest clue as to start that process. Nonetheless, I thought it might be fun to mix things up and share with you, Bonnie the Bee. Clearly, I'm not cut out for illustrating, but I would love any tips or feedback you lovelies can offer!

There once was a little bee named Bonnie who loved being a bee. Her favorite colors were black and yellow. She also loved stripes! She lived in a cozy little beehive way up in an old oak tree. All day the bees would fly in and out of the hive carrying pollen to turn into gooey, sticky, yummy, golden honey.When Bonnie's wings got big and strong, she was allowed to go collect pollen too. Bonnie was soooo excited. She loved all the pretty colored flowers: red poppies, creamy daisies, and yellow and black Black-eyed Susans that matched her.Bonnie's very favorites were the pink tulips. She loved diving in between their soft, rosy petals and getting pollen. One day Bonnie started to sneeze. Her eyes itched and watered, and her skin broke out in funny red bumps. Even her usually perky buzz sounded stuffy.Bonnie's mom took her to see Dr. Bumble, the bee doctor.After running many tests, Dr. Bumble told Bonnie and her mom that Bonnie was allergic to flowers.The doctor gave poor little Bonnie some Bee-nadryl, and Nurse Honey gave her a small shot, but Bonnie wasn't allowed to go play in the flowers anymore.To fill her days, Bonnie drew pictures of all the pretty flowers that she had seen.Soon she had used up all her crayons, and her room was covered with her pictures.She didn't know what to do with all of them, so she took them to the Bee-tirement Home where all the old bees, who couldn't work anymore, lived.Bonnie's pictures made the old bees very happy, and their smiles made Bonnie happy again too.Soon everyone in the hive was buying Bonnie's pictures, and she became everyone's favorite little bee. Bonnie was a celebri-bee!Bonnie didn't think about her allergies anymore either. She was too content making other people happy to feel sorry for herself.

13 comments:

Kell said...

this is so adorable :) what a cute little story you came up with! perfect children's book if you ask me!!

xoxo

p.s. "celebri-bee" is the cutest word ever!!! :D

Jill said...

WOW... I'm impressed! You're so creative.

dreaming in pink and green said...

awww so cute!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are just a Renaissance woman Miss PD&PB! wow! is there anything that you don't do that you don't rock at?! go you! I'd buy this for sure, but I think you know just how I feel about bees ;)

kHm

Rachel H. said...

Wow! What a cute book! I would definitely buy a copy if it was published! :)

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen! What a clever and darling story! I wish I had gone into publishing and could snatch it right up!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

That is the cutest book! I love it! You should seriously try to get it published (I have no clue how to do this, either, but still)! I love finding new and fun creative things to do and it looks like you have found a great one for yourself!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

You are one talented lady! I think the book is adorable! Just a thought, but maybe you could ask a pediatrician's office about making it into a pamphlet for children with allergies???

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh goodness, that's TOO adorably good. Good for you, taking on all kinds of things. I think you should put it out there & see what happens! I love bees...

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How stinkin' cute is that!! I love the "Beetirement home!" SO adorable :) I think you might be on to something here.

CTB said...

This is adorable! You really need to pursue this!

Kassie said...

So cute!! If you go to Borders and such, they have a writing section, that should have books on how to get a children's book published. I've always wanted to write a young adult book, so I've checked it out. lol.

carmar76 said...

Hi - I just stopped by randomly & that is a really adorable story! And the illustrations are better than anything I could come up w/, so don't bag on them too much! ; )

I hope you'll bee published - it's a story I'd love to give to my nieces & nephews. I like the idea about making it into a pamphlet at allergists' offices, too.

Keep up the good work! : )

CarrieMarie