Mr. B’s Busy-Bea (The Ritzzz Hotel) is the latest work by Roy Bradshaw and his fourth published work, following three books in the Barley’s Biscuit series.
Roy from Madeley in Telford, a primary school assistant, drew inspiration for his latest book from his experiences as a 3rd grade teacher.
Mr. B’s Busy-Bea (The Ritzzz Hotel) will be uploaded to Amazon and will also be available via the Nielsen Book database towards the end of October.
It’s available to pre-order now through his website.
Roy explains: “The book is vaguely based on my experiences at a school in Telford. I had a little fluffy toy bee called Busy Bee that I gave to the kids as a motivator – something to take home for the weekend or vacation if they did well on their schoolwork.
“Later, when I was developing the characters for the story, I impersonated Busy Bee and named her Busy-Bea (short for Beatrice),” he added.
“Mr. Busy-Bea (The Ritzzz Hotel) from B proves that Santa isn’t just for humans. The Ritzzz Hotel in the Land-of-Santamonious is home to a colony of bees and their very special queen. However, they are owned by an unseen bane, which is closely guarded by a colony of vicious and nasty creatures called Dragasps – a cross between a dragonfly and a wasp.
“The Dragasps need the curse to stay so they can feed on the bees’ honey, but populations are dwindling to dangerously low levels and the colony is on the brink of destruction.
“Arthur Smith, known as Teddy, the lucky student who won Mr. B’s famous toy bee for the Christmas holidays, teams up with his grandfather Royston and Busy-Bea to help free the queen and her colony from the curse – but the intrepid trio faces many problems in the process.”
Illustrated by Lisa Williams, published by Media & You, the book is Roy’s attempt to appeal to a wider audience following his three previously published books – Barley’s Biscuit: Pattern’s Rock Quarry, Barley’s Biscuit: A Paddle and the Golden Glow and Barley’s Biscuit: Pipit’s dangerous flight.
He said: “I have another nine books in this series to publish and I have several more Busy-Beas under my hood – three already written. I’m also working on a third series of books called Marti-Rye the Mole and His Munificent Monocle, of which I’ve written three so far.
“Each of the three series are very different types of adventure stories. Barley’s Biscuit are problem-solving books, Mr. B’s Busy Bea focuses on the battle between good and evil, and Marti-Rye is just a cheeky dude with an obsession for collecting shiny things – especially when they don’t belong to him. ”
Mr B’s Busy-Bea (The Ritzzz Hotel) is available to pre-order from roybradshaw.co.uk and anyone who would like to get in touch to arrange a school reading or book signing can email Roy at [email protected] com or call him on 07874 706780.