As a child I enjoyed the writing assignments we were given in class as they provided a way for me to express myself. when the class was introduced to poetry and classic poems like "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge I developed a love of words; the meaning of words and of rhymes.
As a young adult living in Norfolk Island I wrote a weekly column for one of the local newspapers. Writing a weekly column about "living and eating in harmony with the environment" was a valuable and worthwhile experience and now I was writing "copy" that more than a handful of people would be reading and hopefully learning from.
A friend remembers me telling her years ago that I wanted to write for children. I am not sure why it took me so long to start.
Lucinda loves to skip and she skips everywhere she goes. Her mother warns Lucinda to be aware of her surroundings; to always skip with care. One day while on her way to school, Lucinda decides to skip through the park where she soon finds herself in a predicament and quickly learns not all environments are ideal for skipping.
When is a bee not a bee? Can a bumble bee change himself into a bird or a ladybug? If a bumble bee had feathers like a bird could he still gather pollen all day or would the feathers get in his way? Bumble is about to discover the answers to these questions and learn some bee-wildering lessons along the way.