Beatrice and Raymond

A Universal MessagesTM Book

by Kim Hart



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781477249512
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781477268209

About the Book

Change is as constant as the wind. Follow Beatrice through changes in her life as she struggles to understand why the changes are happening and tries to grasp how the outcome could possibly be good. Her mother by her side provides some comfort, but it is Raymond, a worker ant, who comforts her the most. His uplifting words and promise of protection to stand by her side are what she needs to make it through the changes with flying colors! We all struggle with accepting change. This story can serve as a reminder to anyone, no matter their age, that life is a journey with challenges and things beyond our control. The best thing we can do is look for the benefits and opportunities that change presents to us. Beatrice means voyager through life. Raymond means wise protector. The Real Beatrice and Raymond The Lycaenidae family of butterflies, sometimes referred to as gossamer-winged butterflies, have a mutual relationship with ants. While in the caterpillar stage of life, some species secrete a nectar-like substance for the ants to feed upon. In return for this food, the ants provide protection for the caterpillar from larger predators. More information on this family and varying species of this butterfly can be found at A Universal MessagesTM Book Universal MessagesTM are tales about lessons and values that span throughout time, dimensions, and across cultures. They are the important lessons to be communicated to our youth today and important lessons to remind ourselves what we may have forgotten. These are tales to be told for a better tomorrow for the universe and all who reside within it. Profits will be donated to charity. A list of charity contributions can be found at

About the Author

Kim Hart is a novice children’s writer and an engineer. She is an accomplished technical author, having published many technical papers and having contributed to a few engineering books. This is the first of a series of books inspired by her desire for values and traditions to be passed to future generations. She fears that at the speed life goes today, many values, lessons, traditions, and understanding of the world, history, and the people who live in it are quickly being lost. Universal Messages™ books are her attempt to bring these stories, values, and traditions back to the youth and adults of today. It is her hope that the stories may then carry on to the youth of tomorrow. Kim lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and three children. She is reminded daily of the differences around the world and has a more global view thanks to the perspective presented by her Russian-born husband, who was raised under Soviet rule. Kim wants a better world for her children, as all parents do, and believes we already know how to make that happen by listening to our elders and many wise cultures that have preceded us. She is inspired to tell these stories and teach these values to her children, who unfortunately do not have the opportunity to visit with their own elders, since most of them have already passed.