Bounce and Beans and Burn by Shannon Murray, Doretta Groenendyk
After breakfast Sam is so excited that he's bouncing off the walls. His mother tells him to go out to the garden to play. At lunch he's so full of beans that all he can get up to is mischief. His grandmother tells him to go out to the garden to play. After supper he has so much energy to burn that he can't sit still. His father tells him to go out to the garden to play. Little do they know that when Sam does, he turns into a ferocious Samurai, goes on an adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk, and meets a fire-breathing dragon. Bounce & Beans & Burn follows Sam through an ordinary day of extraordinary adventure.
Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her family on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Doretta is the illustrator of the children's book Bounce & Beans & Burn and the author and illustrator of several books, including Hockey Morning Noon and Night, I'm drawing a picture, I'm Writing a Story, Bully 101 and Step Outside. Her books Snow for Christmas and Thank You for My Bed both have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. She also co-wrote Spin to Sea with daughter Izra Fitch. For more information, visit www.doretta-art.com.