Fable Springs Parables–Book Two

Bugaboo Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize

Written by Kathryn Ross

Illustrated by Noah Berge

Bugaboo Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize is a delight, a wonderful addition to any classroom literacy program. The lessons we learn from Bugaboo are timeless, everlasting principles for young and old alike. By composing the story in rhyme, Miss Kathy has her readers traveling melodiously into the village of Fable Springs, where they are enraptured by Noah Berge’s charming illustrations. The glossary, fascinating facts, and the discussion guide add to the versatility of the book and its applicability in a school setting. As a Christian school principal, I wholeheartedly endorse Bugaboo Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize. Congratulations to Miss Kathy and her team for an extraordinary work.

Charlene Robillard, Principal, East Gate Christian Academy

Kathryn Ross takes us to an enchanted land where adventure meets learning. The characters in this magical world captivate young imaginations and speak to hearts of all ages. Who can’t relate to Bugaboo’s haste to bypass seemingly trivial stages of life? Full of practical application, Bugaboo’s journey opens up space for parents to dialogue with children about the values they live and grow by.

             Rich Nichols, Director, Family Strengthening Network           


“Look at the bees amid the banks of thyme. They find there a very bitter juice, but when they suck it out, they change it into honey because they have the ability to do so.”                           Francis de Sales

Book 2 in the Fable Spring Parables Series explores the theme of finding contentment in the waiting seasons of life, sweetening it with patience, until the “thyme” of honey. Inspired by a reflective quote from the classic writings of Frances de Sales, contemplating the work of bees “amid the banks of thyme.”

Bugaboo Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize: In the honeycomb hives at BeeHaven Towers, Bearnardo the Beekeeper has his paws full with a beehive of busy workers turned upside down by one of the new born “new-bees.” Bugaboo-Bee wants to do the bee-bop dance and gather pockets full of pollen like the grown-up bees. 

But, it’s not yet her time, to bee-buzz amid the banks of thyme, in Mary Contrary’s gardens. With a “‘buzz-a-whack” and a “zippity-zoo” young Bugaboo-Bee tries to lead before she has learned to follow. Chaos ensues! Will the herb gardens in Mary Contrary’s gardens ever be the same again? What must happen before Bugaboo learns to make sweet patience, with contentment, while waiting for the prize?

This entertaining tale is told in lyrical rhyme with plenty of swing and musical rhythms to keep children of all ages “bee-bopping” along to quality biblical life lessons learned.

The Fable Springs Study Guides:

What Can We Learn From This Story?

Written by Kathryn Ross

with Illustrations by Noah Berge

Return to the enchanting village of Fable Springs–where parables live–for the Book 2, Bugaboo Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize Study Guides discoveries! Visit the SIX SEPARATE GUIDES at Wordsworth Library, Thinking Tree Garden, Tete-a-Tete Tea Room, Act the Fact Theatre, Master Works Art Gallery, and the Village Square, to explore, in-depth, the biblical living life lessons drawn from Bugaboo’s choices in the hive at Bee Haven Towers. Reflective learning and interactive study are presented in academic, devotional, and artistic formats for multi-generational discipleship suitable for families, homeschools, church, Christian schools, small groups, or one-on-one counseling. 

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