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There is no easy way to explain its meaning and purpose, especially to young children. There is no manual or instructions for talking about it with the children in our lives. And no wonder; even as adults, the “circle of life” can be hard to wrap your mind around and accept.

Buddy and Bea addresses the issue on a child’s level, through the heart-warming story of two friends who grow close before having to be separated from each other. Even children who have not experienced loss themselves can relate to this touching tale.

Join Buddy the leaf as he buds from a tree branch in spring, meets his new friend Bea the bird, and form an instant bond. With the passing seasons, the two talk and laugh as Buddy grows and matures into a fully grown leaf with the beautiful colors of fall. And then, Bea must endure the loss of her friend as Buddy falls from his tree home.

The book gently relates the issue of the meaning of life, love, and friendship in a way a child can understand. Your child will love this story and its colorful characters.


Len Saunders is internationally recognized for his national programs and books.


Alyssa Josue is a very talented artist who has teamed up with Len on three books.


A percentage of the proceeds from each book will support the Boys and Girls Clubs!


This book is available for purchase online at the Amazon and BN websites.

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About The Author

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Len Saunders

Len is an award-winning, best-selling author and a motivational speaker in the fight against childhood obesity. He is recognized nationally for his innovative wellness events. 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.

Len 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 articles for various media outlets including US News & World Report, Sports Illustrated for Kids, FOX News, MSN, AOL, PBS, Muscle & Fitness, USA Today, Working Mother, The National Wildlife Federation and Yahoo. Recently, Len worked with The New York Times Company as an expert in the field of children's health.

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Purchase Buddy and Bea

Buddy and Bea is available online at most major bookstores. Prices listed are always subject to change. Purchase in paperback or hardcover.


$ 10

  • Also available in hardover on Amazon.


$ 10

  • Also available in hardover at BAM.

What Our Readers Says

  • "Buddy and Bea will instantly turn into a family classic. It is a heart warming story about friendship and loyalty."

    - Dr. Sheila Frye
    School Reading Specialist
  • "Buddy and Bea is a moving story that beautifully explains the cycle of life in a way children can understand. Not only will children have a very meaningful reading experience but so will their parents."

    - Mrs. Elizabeth Jemas
    Elementary School Librarian
  • "Perfect for children. A gentle story about life, loss and change. Perfect for children, especially those dealing with overwhelming emotions."

    - Amazon Customer

Contact The Author

Reach out to Len Saunders, you should get a response within 24 hours.