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Mother Nature and Mz. Bee

Mina Coccia, PhD, RND, NC

Pages: 36
ISBN: 978-145750-709-0
List Price: 14.95
Category: Children’s Books
Available: February 2012
Edition: Perfectbound

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When a retired schoolmarm, Mz. Bee, decides to toil as a tour guide, she wanders about with four young companions, Druker Dragon Fly, Ernie Ant, Dot Lady Bug, and Wee Worm. The four discover the elements of nature differently than most because Mz. Bee combines education with sightseeing and adventurous activities. This way, her little readers can discover their own ways of relating to the natural world while also developing a respect and a caring attitude for the environment. Throughout most of history and in most places, children have had the freedom to play, explore, and interact with the world around them. Often, the first choice is to run to a playground, the woods, or maybe to a waterway or simply to a big tree. Children today, though, have fewer opportunities to be out in nature enjoying free play and many are living sedentary lives. But their curiosity remains. So, how can we connect children with the natural world so they can actively discover and explore the way children used to? Mother Nature and Mz. Bee and The Mz. Bee Book Series aim is to do just that.

Mina Coccia holds a Ph.D. in Holistic Health and is a Traditional Naturopath and Certified Nutritional Consultant. Mina maintains an active practice consulting in health and wellness in the greater Philadelphia area and, when not seeing clients, she is committed to creating a series of books for children. She is dedicated to educating young readers by promoting the importance of wellbeing through their relationship with nature, environmental awareness, and optimum health. Perhaps even more important, the storylines can help support hope that children will develop the environmental values they need to have to become the future guardians of the Earth, who will preserve the treasures and wonder of nature and mankind.

She is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board, and the National Registry of Naturopathic Practitioners. She is also a member of The National Association of Professional Women.
Mina is also in the process of forming a private foundation, “Making a Difference – Finding a Family.”