Based on a true story and inspired by a beloved beekeeper uniquely named Unkle Ray, this picture book blossoms with its educational twist on the importance of our busy little pollinators – honey bees! Throughout this charming story, young artists are colorfully engaged with honey bee knowledge. Why are beehives so important? What is the difference between a nest and a beehive? These are just a few of the interesting questions that are discussed throughout the story and detailed with beautiful water-colored artwork. It’s a delightful tale and visually nurtures honey bee awareness for all readers (young and old). This attractive book also features additional perks for its readers like honey bee fun facts, 10 ways to help protect honey bees and includes a thirty-word glossary. After many years of reading children’s books to her daughter and secretly writing some of her own, Donalyn Kent has finally succumbed to her passion. Painting for Honey Bees is Donalyn's debut picture book. She loves to write entertaining stories for children that are based on true events and circumstances. Her tales not only educate young minds, but are thought provoking for adults as well. Donalyn celebrates the importance of awareness, enthusiasm and the value of learning with each story written. Her goal for every book read is that all readers laugh, learn and love. Be sure to stay tuned for Unkle Ray’s continued efforts to educate children about honey bees with Donalyn’s follow-up story titled Honey Bees at the Fair? scheduled for release Fall 2017.