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Sitting in a beautiful garden, high atop a flower, the impressionable Buzzy reads the scientific claim that, “bumblebees weren’t made to fly.”


Buzzy was stranded on top of a flower,
Longing to fly away.
His heart still knew how,
But his head had forgotten the way.

The adventure that ensues challenges Buzzy to overcome obstacles without his wings that he had never before thought possible.


“When young Buzzy the bumblebee discovers that bumblebees aren’t supposed to be able to fly, he suddenly loses his self-confidence and finds himself a long way from home with no way to return except on foot. But finding his way on the ground is quite a different matter than in the air. With one obstacle after another hindering Buzzy’s progress, this little bumblebee discovers courage he didn’t know he had and finally makes his way safely home. Best of all, that new-found confidence and a little encouragement from his parents help Buzzy to believe in himself again and take flight once more.”

– Kendal Rautzhan, Syndicated Columnist

“Its vibrant illustrations and clear, thoughtful message make Buzzy the bumblebee a motivating and heartwarming story for all ages.” – Julie DiBenedetto, First Grade Critter Cafe (Blog)


2000 Friends of America’s Writers Award, Winner

Buzzy the Bumblebee

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