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.
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.