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Beehive Book Nook – New Book Helps Children Learn to Treat Others with Kindness – The Arizona Beehive
Beehive Book Nook

Beehive Book Nook – New Book Helps Children Learn to Treat Others with Kindness

Author Bunny Miner. Photo courtesy of Bunny Miner.

Author Bunny Miner. Photo courtesy of Bunny Miner.

The Little Mouse and the Crabby Cat is a “good Samaritan tail,” according to the author, Bunny Miner. This is the second children’s book by Miner, a mother of four and new grandmother. She is also the author of a number of guided journals for scriptures.

The former elementary teacher loves children and continues to teach through her books. She felt inspired to write this story about how we should treat others.

An excerpt from the book shares this message:

“Little Bee landed on a flower.

Crabby Cat hissed and made her cower.

‘Treat others like you want them to treat you,’

That seemed like a rule he ought to do.”

Miner says, “The book was illustrated by Cassy Burnell, a graduate from ASU and an amazing artist. I’m very lucky to have her illustrate both of my picture books.”

The Little Mouse and the Crabby Cat book cover, illustrated by Cassy Burnell

The Little Mouse and the Crabby Cat book cover, illustrated by Cassy Burnell

In fact, Miner continues, “Burnell’s illustrations enhance the story and message. Children have a visual aid to help them interpret the words they’re hearing.”

“I love picture books! I love that stories can be told in two ways,” says Miner, “through the words and through the pictures. This particular book was inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan. I think this would be a great addition to any kid’s Easter basket!”

Miner had a touching experience when a mother held her child on her lap and read the story to him.

“I’ve never seen anyone read my books to their kids before so this brought tears to my eyes. All I’ve ever wanted to do is touch children through my words. The little boy was engaged and pointed out things to his mother. It’s very humbling to see that done right in front of your eyes,” says Miner.

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