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Cynically Sweet (Booklikes)

I'm not the most active user here on Booklikes. In fact, sometimes I forget that it even exists. However, I endeavor to come back and post more stuff that I enjoy.

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Betty Bee's Attitude: With Duncan Dragonfly

Betty Bee's Attitude: With Duncan Dragonfly - Jacquelyn S. Arnold Betty Bee's Attitude is a series of children’s books by Jacquelyn S. Arnold. This one in particular features her meeting with Duncan, a dragonfly that she notices drifting in the wind one day. He looks sad and Betty does her best to cheer him up.

Betty is a very happy bee and I appreciate her dedication to help others, sharing her Bee Attitude and doing her best to cheer up Duncan. The book has a few different morals to teach. First, the book teaches that you shouldn't mourn the loss of a friend. Rather, you should feel blessed for the friends and things you still do have- or that you might seek out new friends in this troubled time. Another thing the book teaches is that we should take notice when friends are sad about something, and then do our best to help them. I think the book teaches these themes well. One of my favourite parts of the book is the bee-autiful illustrations. Any child will love them! Each scene has a matching, full page illustration to go with it. They feature both main characters, but often have some of the other wildlife such as the other insects, animals and plants that one might find surrounding Betty Bee's home. It's a truly beautiful setting that will, no doubt, inspire any youngster.

Overall, it's a brilliant book! Betty's Bee Attitude is very inspiring and I think the work will be uplifting to any child who reads it!

I won a copy of this book via a First Reads giveaway and these are just my honest thoughts on it. Just a note to people trying to avoid religion: this book includes religious references.