Thank you for your outstanding presentation. The children enjoyed you and all your wonderful stories. The Billy Bee series focuses on self-esteem which is so very important today. Your illustrations are bold and bright, capturing the imagination of every child. The rhyming of the words is so comforting and pleasurable, making listening easy. I hope we will enjoy another visit with you in the future. Thank you for sharing Billy Bee with us.
Mrs. O'Connor . . . 1st grade teacher / Abraham Lincoln School / Revere, MA
What a performance! To stand back and observe 125 students and 10 or more adults become enraptured by your Billy Bee stories and what you have to say has inspired me to dream dreams. I have students drawing pictures of Billy Bee on their papers – even on Math papers! For someone to motivate and inspire children like this is a wonder to watch. There were times during your presentation when tears were in my eyes while I watched you connect in a very personal way to each and every child through your stories. It is a gift. The children love Billy Bee. They come to my classroom and ask to borrow your books. They ALL want to be Writers and Illustrators. You have captured their enthusiasm, their joy, their spirit. Just like Billy Bee, they “beelieve” they can do anything. Thank you for this, most amazing, journey!
Alice N. Jette … 5th grade teacher. / Riddle Brook School Bedford New Hampshire
I wish to thank you for sharing your very interesting, artistic, and poetic masterpieces of children's literature about "Billy Bee" with the students of the Paul Revere School. Every story about Billy gives children a positive self image as they look to him for inspiration in handling various circumstances in life that they can encounter. I believe the children can identify with all the characters in your stories. The characters speak to them about "confidence" they can have in themselves as well as friendship and building the confidence of others.
Joseph A. Belmonte . . . 3rd grade teacher / Paul Revere School / Revere, MA