Children's book that instills values of creativity, hard work, honesty, and friendship.
"This furry family tale will likely become a favorite of young readers, while the positive message should have parents cheering for more." -US Review of Books
Let's teach kids to be inventive and industrious when pursuing their dreams
This slim and fast-paced chapter book will instill in young readers a spirit of creativity and invention, an appreciation for nature, and increase their interest in STEM. It will also teach the importance of honesty, responsibility, hard work, and friendship in a fun way.
This book is designed for boys and girls ages 7-12 who enjoy fast-paced stories with short, action-filled chapters. It’s the right choice for kids who like books about animals, nature, technology, and robots. It’s perfect for reluctant readers and newly independent readers who are looking for more challenging stories.
What's the story?
Bronson Beaver is a 13-year old master builder and aspiring inventor who has been rigidly groomed since birth to work hard and someday take over his family’s historic wilderness resort lodge. But for the first time in his life, Bronson attempts to ditch hard work. He decides to secretly build a robot to do his chores before his family’s annual pancake festival event. So he can instead play in a high-stakes video game tournament with his fellow-inventor friends Myron Mink and Franny Fox. With the hope of winning its large cash prize so they can finally build their dream workshop. But, when his robot’s wires get crossed, it unwittingly creates more work and trouble for Bronson and threatens to ruin his family’s big event and any chance of making his dream a reality. It will require a lot of help from his friends and family to overcome the robot’s damages, save the event, and keep their hopes and dreams alive. In the end, Bronson ultimately learns the importance of honesty, responsibility, hard work, and friendship.
This 20-page, full-color digital companion booklet is free with purchase. It teaches kids the extraordinary and inspiring abilities and characteristics of real beavers in a fun way. While also instilling awareness about these furry, four-legged hydrologists and ecosystem engineer’s importance and positive impact on the environment.
Written and designed by: Teko Bernard Illustrated by: Howard Russell Publication Date: April 2021 List Price: $9.95 US Paperback: 104 Pages Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Nature/STEM ISBN-13: 978-0-9860593-6-0
Teko Bernard grew up in in Kansas on a 5-acre parcel of wide-open land in the countryside, where he spent his days wandering, playing, and discovering things outdoors. Building forts, working on bikes, and other inventive projects with his brothers in their Grandpa's workshop just behind their bustling home, a central hub for a parade of visiting extended family members and friends.
This childhood experience, combined with Teko's lifelong love for nature, and becoming taken by beaver's inspiring behaviors, unique engineering abilities, and great ecological importance, ultimately inspired Teko to write this book. Tekowrites middle-grade chapter books for boys and girls ages 7-12. He is the author of The Hoop Kid From Elmdale Park, Elite Squad, and Bernard Jones Is Going Places. Before pursuing his dream to write for young readers, Teko started his professional life as a graphic designer. During his 20+ year career, he had the privilege of designing for well-known brands like ESPN, Summer X Games, Winter X Games, NCAA, BASSMASTER, and U.S. National Parks.
When he's not reading, writing, or designing, Teko loves nature hikes, road trips, listening to music, book shopping, and watching a good story on the screen.