Three Great Children’s Books from Danielle Lindner


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I have always had a love of reading, starting from when I first learned how to read and continuing to this day.  It is certainly something that I want to pass on to my children as well.  We have shelves full of books, and I am always on the lookout for new books to buy for my girls – books that are fun and interesting, easy to read, and educational.

We received three great books from Miss Danielle’s PreschoolBuds book series by Danielle Lindner:

  • Arabelle – The bat with the most wonderful pink glasses;
  • Betsie Bee – The little bee who learned how to share and care in preschool; and
  • Koby – The little blue kangaroo who worried all day

Danielle Lindner is the founder and Executive Director of The London Day School, as well as a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.  She wrote these three books and other to help children with certain social and emotional issues they may face with their peers.

Arabelle – The bat with the most wonderful pink glasses is about a bat named Arabelle who loves flying at night to search for delicious fruit.  Everything is going great until one night when she runs into a tree and realizes that her eyesight has gone blurry.  She thinks her flying nights are over until her dad gets her some pink glasses.  She is worried that she will look silly, but soon learns that her friends love her and her new pink glasses.  I think this story is great.  I was one of those kids that got glasses very young, and I had to deal with some teasing from other children.  I do not know if my girls will inherit my poor eyesight or not, but I like how this story teaches them that being different (like by needing glasses) is not a bad thing because everyone is different.  I hope it also teaches them to not treat others poorly because of some perceived difference.

In Betsie Bee – The little bee who learned how to share and care in preschool, Betsie Bee is ready to go to preschool, but since she has always stayed at home with her mom, she does not know how to share toys or wait her turn.  She certainly learns her lesson when she gathers all of the toys around her, but no one wants to play with her because she is not sharing.  She asks her classmates to help her learn how to share, makes a lot of new friends, and enjoys going to school.  I have read this story several times with my youngest daughter, as we plan on enrolling her in preschool in the fall.  She has had some sharing problems at home, especially with her older sister, and I want her to understand that it is more fun to share with everybody than to hog all the toys and have no one to play with.

Finally, Koby – The little blue kangaroo who worried all day is about a young kangaroo (Koby) who worries about everything – friends, getting sick or hurt, the weather, even that he will forget the words to his favorite song.  He finally talks to him mom about his worrying, and she tells him that when he starts to worry, he should just think about something that makes him happy instead.  He takes her advice and finds that he does not worry so much anymore, and when he does, he is able to find something to smile about.  I really could have used this book when I was younger.  I have always been a worrier, and I really don’t want my girls to be the same way.  I think this story shows them that worrying about things that you cannot change will keep you from enjoying life.

The best part about these books is that they address these important emotional and social issues in fun and interesting stories with lovable characters.  All of the stories rhyme (which is always fun to read) and they are full of colorful illustrations.  I was really happy to add these three books to our collection!

Learn more about Danielle Lindner and The London Day School, and check out Miss Danielle’s PreschoolBuds to purchase these three books and other books in the series.

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One (1) winner will win Arabelle – The bat with the most wonderful pink glasses, Betsie Bee – The little bee who learned how to share and care in preschool, and Koby – The little blue kangaroo who worried all day.

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About Author

Angela is another Nebraska native, happily married, and the mother of two girls - Kaitlyn (who is 3) and Laurel (who is 1). She also has two fun and furry golden retrievers - Callie and Abbie. Angela is a litigation attorney, working in such areas as commercial law, employment law, family law, real estate law, insurance defense, and school law. In her spare time, she loves to read, watch movies, sew (mostly cross-stitch), and hang out with her family. Angela is new to the blogging world, but is having fun contributing to Eighty MPH Mom!


  1. My niece is in kindergarten this year and my sister said she loves to read . She would like the Arabelle book,

  2. I think my little one would really like the Betsie Bee book. He’s just starting daycare and we’re working hard on sharing.

  3. I think the Betsie Bee book would me most helpful for my daughter. She’s an only child and hasn’t had to share much so far!

  4. elizabeth miller on

    Betsy Bee would be great for my granddaughter. She is a single child and never really been with kids her age.

  5. I think the Betsie Bee book would be great for my daughter. She is pretty good about sharing, but she has moments where she insists on a certain toy or food being “mine!!!!”

  6. Colleen Maurina on

    My little granddaughter just had to get glasses so the book Arabelle – The bat with the most wonderful pink glasses would be perfect for her! We are trying to keep her experience with glasses a positive one.

  7. Jade Trefethen on

    Arabelle would be best for my son because we can both relate to that book he has Autism and its important for him to learn that it’s OK and GREAT to be a little Different 🙂

  8. Jamie Brigham on

    Betsie Bee would be best for my son because He is just learning to fully share and is slowly getting the hang of it.

  9. I think “Koby – The little blue kangaroo who worried all day” would help my son
    Thank You for the chance

  10. I think Rupert – The little puppy who ran out of tears. will help my son. He has no patience and cries when he doesn’t get what he wants immediately.

  11. The book Koby – The little blue kangaroo who worried all day would be the most helpful. My little girl has the weight of the world on her shoulders and is always worried about everything and everyone 🙂

  12. Laurie Emerson on

    I think Arabelle would be the best for my daughter. She is 6 and has to wear glasses.She gets teased because of it.

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