Buddy and Bea


Buddy and Bea is a gentle, caring, loving and inspirational story about the Circle of Life that will foster happy emotions. It is the tale of two friends named Buddy (the leaf) and Bea (the bird), and the special relationship they created.

Buddy and Bea have a remarkable friendship, where the readers will adore and fall in love with them through their magical journey. Bea watches Buddy blossom from a tree branch, mature into a leaf, and grow old with beautiful colors until Buddy falls from the tree at the end of autumn.

The love and bond they share is something special. The main objective of this book is to educate children on life and loss in a non-threatening manner.

Buddy and Bea is a heartwarming story that is simply enjoyable to read. A child does not need to experience loss to enjoy this uplifting story.



“I just got my book today and read it 4 times already. It is really a book for any age child as well as any adult. It is a moving and loving story with vibrant illustrations. This story is about two unlikely friends, Buddy the Leaf and Bea the Bird. Their bond and journey brought tears of joy to my eyes. I would recommend this book to anyone, two thumbs up. It will make you feel good when you finish the book, similar to how you feel when you finish the classic book called “The Giving Tree.”” by Jared

“I got this book in digital form from a giveaway I found on a children’s book blog and love it. I work with kids grade K-5, and plan on ordering this book on hard copy once the school year begins! It was super cute and gave lessons that were good for any age, but still understandable for children. I liked the tone of the book and the illustrations were well done. All in all a great kids book for anyone to enjoy.” by Dana Burkey



Len Saunders is an award winning author, motivational speaker in the fight against childhood obesity, and nationally recognized for his innovative wellness events. Most recently, you may have seen Len on such media giants as CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Today Show, ESPN, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, The Fox Channel, as well as the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Most recently, he has authored and published four books.

He has served as a consultant to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition as well as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association on the topic of childhood obesity. He has written or consulted with various media outlets including Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine, USA Today, FOX News, Yahoo! as well as Muscle And Fitness magazine.

Len has received praise for his leadership in the fight against childhood obesity from professional athletes, celebrities, and President’s of the United States, as well as being invited to the White House on numerous occasions. He has also won numerous awards at the state and national levels for his efforts to keep children healthy and fit. Len’s approach to children’s health, fitness, and wellness is quite simple, but extremely effective. Len is best known for creating Project ACES, an event in which millions of school children worldwide exercise simultaneously in May each year.

Sports Illustrated has called Len “high spirited”, while a quote from Ladies Home Journal says, “No one is more committed to building stronger kids than Lenny Saunders.”



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