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Story Time with Candace Dietz!

Saturday, March 22
11:00 AM at The Reader's Loft

Story Time with Candace Dietz!

Please Join us for a Fun Story Time Event with Candace Dietz!

A Bee Named Bea and Other Poems

 A lively, humorous book of twenty poem-stories featuring 19 animals and one little girl, each with some problem or in some kind of predicament: a Chameleon who can’t change color (“William the Vermillion Chameleon”), a cow who can’t stop mooing (“A Cow named Sue”) a lonely bee that everyone is afraid of (“A Bee Named Bea”), a canary who can’t sing (“A Canary Named Larry”). Each poem ends with some cheerful resolution for the character, sometimes in the form of a lesson. They’re wonderful poems for small children and beginning readers—rhythmic, warm-hearted and delightful to read aloud.

Author: Candace Dietz

Candace Dietz has taught Spanish for more than 30 years to students of all ages in the Green Bay area. She is the mother of four children and the grandmother of eight. Her two greatest loves are children and language. Candace used theatrics and humor in her teaching and she recommends using A Bee Named Bea in the early grades to teach drama and spelling. These little poems are sure to bring out the Drama Queen or Drama King in the reader. She lives in De Pere, Wisconsin. She is available to do readings for clubs and schools.


Illustrator: Virginia Rost

Virginia Rost is an artist, former nurse, and businesswoman. She is the mother of three children and the grandmother of three. Her grandchildren love her whimsical art. She lives with her husband, Richard, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sarasota, Florida.