New Children’s Book Uses Baseball to Teach Coexistence

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Author Dennis Santos’ “Bumble Bee Baseball” is inspired by his own childhood experiences

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“To all who love baseball and to what nature brings, take to this advice: When it comes to all living things, always remember to BEE nice… BUMBLE BEE NICE…”

The new children’s book “Bumble Bee Baseball” (published by Trafford Publishing), written by Dennis Santos and illustrated by Valerie Bouthyette, presents young readers with a fun tale of baseball and nature.

“Bumble Bee Baseball” is adapted and written from a true experience. “Sometimes children find ways to create their own recreation, all the while not realizing how it might involve destroying the ways of nature.”

An excerpt from “Bumble Bee Baseball”:

“To all who love baseball and to what nature brings, take to this advice: When it comes to all living things, always remember to BEE nice… BUMBLE BEE NICE…”

“The wonder of baseball for a child instills the ability to throw, to hit, and to catch. This is also the natural aspect of playfulness and self-defense.” Dennis hopes that this story will help young readers know what’s right and what’s wrong, and believe in forgiveness.

About the Author
Dennis Santos was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, and raised in a small plantation town called Ahukini. Growing up, Dennis and his friends spent much of their time creating their own recreation. They made their own sports equipment such as surfboards, canoes, and basketball hoops mounted on palm trees. For their favorite sport – baseball – they made bats from tree branches, and gloves from paper bags. For baseballs they used golf balls found at a nearby golf course. Their stadium was the open beach where coconuts, half buried in the sand, served as bases, and a home run was a ball hit into the ocean.

Dennis Santos is also the author of “Earl the Pearl: A Baseball Story,” “Not So Silent Night,” “Santa’s Miracle Bears” and “The Christmas Angel.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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