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Overview

Alfred didn't want to buzz around, collect pollen, or make honey like the other bees.

Alfred had much bigger dreams.

Fly along with Alfred as he discovers that collecting honey and working in the hive isn't his true calling. He's an inventor and problem solver who believes in himself, and with confidence ventures out into the world to find a solution to a problem no one knows exists. His peers doubt and make fun of him, he fails multiple times, but through it all, Alfred refuses to give up.

It's our goal that these beautiful illustrations and captivating story about being yourself and following your dreams turn even the most relentless self-doubters into self-believers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578432885
Publisher: Myra Romano
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 5 Years

About the Author

What do you want to be when you grow up?

As a grown-up, it's been nearly impossible for me to uncover the one thing I'm supposed to do for the rest of my life.

Can you blame me?

With so many options, how can you possibly choose?

When I was a kid this questioned terrified me. I wanted to be many things; a knight, cop, firefighter, Jedi, Airline Pilot, dump truck driver, garbage man and taxi driver -- just to name a few.

The one thing I never imagined I would be doing was all the things. I'm sure you've heard the saying Jack of all trades, master of none -- well, that's me.

Instead of viewing this trait as a bad thing, I see it as my strength, my superpower. Because it's led me here.

Without being a jack of all trades I wouldn't have become a writer, an artist, a hot air balloon pilot, actor, marketer, web developer, model, bodybuilder, football player and so on.

All of these trades have taught me new things and these things have connected with other things making newer things.

People have called me a fool, said I was crazy (kind of am) and wished that I would fail.

This is my story, this is Alfred's story. We're both chasing a dream hoping to make a difference by being ourselves.

Myra Romano grew up in a very small town in the middle of a huge cornfield in rural Ohio. One of her favorite memories is of her Mom taking her to the local library every week - even more during the summer. She and her Mom would wonder for hours looking through books and records. They would check them out, pile them into Myra's rusty blue wagon and wheel them out to their faded, red Plymouth Duster. She would keep lists of all the books she read in little notebooks her Dad would have from his job at the Gas Company. The notebooks were a treasure that she kept hidden under the mattress of her bunk bed for years. Her Mom kept them all those years and now they sit in her studio as inspiration for her next children's book.

Myra would go on to graduate from the Columbus College of Art & Design, creating award-winning artwork for clients such as American Greetings, Smucker's and John Carrol University. She is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, an avid vintage ink collector & still loves the smell of a cornfield in summer. Thrifting 1970's records and Pyrex from flea markets make her super happy. She has 3 energetic young boys who love to ride dirt bikes and explore flea markets with her, looking for vintage records and skateboards. Watching her boys explore middle school and standing on the sidelines at their sports games make her heart full.

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