The Honey Bees {Review & Giveaway}

Meet author and illustrator, Paula J. Giordano

Paula has loved art since she was in junior high and wanted to be an Art Teacher, but made a choice not to go to college.  She’s been been serving the Lord for 20 years, and is thankful that the Lord has allowed her to use her artistic abilities for Him with The Honey Bees book series.  She paints and designs sets for our plays, teaches art and crafts to the ladies of the church and other ministries in the church. Paula is blessed with 3 beautiful children and 3 precious grandchildren.

Paula is a dear friend to my family and I couldn’t be more excited for her as she pursues her dreams.  I also think it’s important to note that half of all her proceeds are going towards a rolling soup kitchen to minister to the homeless.  Paula serves with gladness and has such a BIG heart.  I wanted to give something back to her by introducing you to her and this book series.  You and your children will be blessed by her writing and illustrations.

Going to a New School

The Honey Bees: Going to a New School is about NiNi and her family moving to a new home. NiNi has to attend a new school, so she is frightened at the prospect of finding her way around and not knowing anyone at the school. She is slightly comforted that her cousins Jakub and Bella will be with her for part of the day, but she still needs reassurance.

While the children are visiting their grandmother, Oomah, NiNi shares her fears. She reminds NiNi that when she asked Jesus into her heart, He never leaves us, so she will not be alone. Oomah encourages NiNi to memorize two Bible verses.

When NiNi goes to school the first day, and meets her teacher and classmates, fear starts to well up inside her. She recites the memory verses, starts to calm down and thanks Jesus for helping her. By the end of the school day, she makes a new friend and is excited about coming back the next day. 

Paula sent me a copy of her book to review for this giveaway and I have to say that it is absolutely darling! An uplifting storyline allowing children to learn valuable life lessons, while applying biblical values as well. Your sure to enjoy this first book in The Honey Bees book series.
Paula is also giving TWO Live Laugh Rowe readers the chance to win a hardcover copy of her brand new book.  If you don’t have a child, this book would also make a great gift for any holiday!  If you don’t win — pick up a copy {here}.  The Kindle version is available {here}. Paula is donating half of all the profits generated by the Honey Bees to start and support a rolling soup kitchen through Calvary Temple of Wayne.

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Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.


  1. says

    What a beautiful way to honor a good family friend! Paula must be a wonderful woman to do so much for her church and friends. Books are a wonderful way to reach out to people and especially children. This book is a great idea. Moving to a new school is a really scary thing! What a great way to remind children to rely on Jesus during times of need. Thanks for sharing Paula and her book with us!

  2. says

    I would love to win this book my son has problems with chance. I think the more kids have things explained to them the more they understand and accept. I think explaining things in a story is a brilliant way for kids to learn about chance.

    • Sharon k says

      Paula is a very dear friend of mine and this book has been a dream for a very long time! She truly is a talented and gifted woman and uses her talents for the Lord! I pray blessings on this book and those to follow!

  3. Terri Betz says

    We have four little granddaughters, that’s why we want them. To give as a gift.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blue Strong on FB!

  4. Linda says

    I don’t have any grandchildren, but I do have great-nieces and nephews who I’d give the book to. Sounds like a wonderful book series! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. gibberish (Julie G.) says

    My grandson loves to read, so I’d like to win this for him.
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  6. Maegan Morin says

    love finding new books to share with my kids. I really like the cover of this book, it speaks of the quality of pictures within which is fantastic! I like the story Iine and I would definately love to share this book with my kids 😀

  7. says

    Oh my, this would be SOOOO perfect! We moved right after the school year ended and both of my kids will be starting at a new school. My daughter is a beginner reader going into 1st grade and my son is going into forth. It would be great for them to read this book together!

  8. Lynne says

    I would give the book to my niece. She is starting kindergarden in August, and let’s just leave it at though she says she is excited about it now, I don’t think that is going to be the case when it is time to actually go……….

  9. alicia seeley says

    This book would be perglfecy for my 8 year old. He is going to a new school and is really nervous. Good read for him!!!

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