From the nine-year-old mind to the pages of this book, Blue Bear’s story takes shape and form. McKenzie Betts recounts the simple adventure of a self-conscious blue bear whose self-view is molded by the words and actions of others. It isn’t until Blue Bear encounters a most unusual friend that he learns to see himself differently. Rainbow Reflections: Have you ever not felt good about yourself? If so, what happened to make you feel bad? What can you do if you know of someone who is not happy with himself or herself? Has anyone ever made fun of you because you might look or act different? If so, how did you handle it? Pay close attention as you read Blue Bear finds a Rainbow. There are lessons in these pages to help you figure out how to act if you do not like who you are or how you look . . . and how to help others. ILLUSTRATOR: Stacie Desautels is the colorful, whimsical artist of Daisy DeZigns Art Studio in Salisbury, Maryland. Her style is fresh and full of swirling colors designed to delight the viewer. She has illustrated three children’s picture books: Blue Bear Finds a Rainbow (McKenzie Betts’ first book), The Christmas Hippo by Lisa Williams, and Dayspring: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Indya A. Rennie. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Desautels has a true appreciation for the magical moments and miracles that occur every day. Stacie recognizes her talent and passion for painting as a gift from God, the Master Artist, to be used to touch hearts and inspire changed lives. Desautels is known for her eccentric illustrations created for the Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival each year, numerous children’s murals, and her Mindful Moments: inspirational “Thought for the Day” cards. Stacie’s artwork reflects her optimistic outlook on life: colorful, whimsical, happy art that she hopes will evoke peace, joy, and gratitude. Visit Stacie at www.daisydezignsartstudio.com or all 443.783.9518.