Cate and the Garden Bandits
By Betsy Coffeen, Illustrated by Ginger Seehafer
(Story Monsters Press)
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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Cate the butterfly! One day, while lost in a daydream, Cate finds herself in the middle of a mystery. The flower petals in her garden are missing, and she can’t figure out what happened. But when she comes face-to-face with a bumblebee, everything changes.
At first, Cate is frightened by the bumblebee’s size and unfamiliar appearance. But soon, she discovers that this mysterious creature is on a mission to protect his family.
With stunning illustrations and a heartwarming message, this enchanting tale will capture the imaginations of readers young and old. Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime with Cate and her new friend!
Cate and the Garden Bandits highlights the importance of interdependence and inclusion. In our ever-growing global world, these are becoming more and more important themes, where every individual counts and is equal in value.
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What makes this book unique?
Cate and the Garden Bandits incorporates general science facts to drive home the importance of how our world will only survive by interdependence. It also introduces more challenging vocabulary words for enrichment and to accommodate the learning loss that occurred during the early days of the pandemic.
Learn more about everyone behind this amazing new book!
Betsy Coffeen is an author, mom, and a lifelong learner. As a child, she spent many hours in her room writing stories that she published under her own press. She attended the University of Arizona, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then returned to school during the pandemic to finish her Master of Science degree in psychology from ASU.
Coffeen spent the last two decades of her life raising her three children and volunteering for Childhelp, a national non-profit aimed toward preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. She held many board positions and fundraising roles. During her stint, she was honored with the Childhelp Helping Hand Award for her decades of dedication to philanthropy. When she is not writing, running or practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time at home with her teenage children, husband, cat, and dogs.