Children’s Picture book

Educational picture book is now available on!

Are you looking for a fun way to teach your children about nature? This is the book for you and them;)

~Your kids will enjoy the pictures of honey bees on flowers! And you will love that they’re learning about the importance of nature!~

Sneak Peek at Weeds are Wildflowers, let them Bee! by the author, Jonathan HargusΒ©

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Well here it is, my first children’s picture book. I illustrated this book myself using watercolor. Each one is hand-painted by yours truly using a M. Graham & Co. Watercolor Set that uses HONEY as an ingredient!

Sneak peek at my watercolor art for an upcoming children's picture book about honey bees and wildflowers.
This children’s picture book is written and illustrated by me, Jonathan Adam Hargus. The medium is watercolor. And for those who are interested, I’m using M. Graham watercolors, made with HONEY! And Winsor & Newton, cold-pressed 7×10″ paper.

Purpose of this book

Teaching children that honey bees are something to fascinate about rather than fear is crucial. Also, to show them that there is no such thing as a ‘weed,’ but that every flower is food for a pollinator.

My hope is that this will create a foundation of conservancy, respect, and appreciation for what we have.

I’ve created links to the supplies mentioned below the image above. You can find the specific M. Graham Watercolor Paints/’Desert Southwest’, that I used, M. Graham & Co. Watercolor Set here. Additionally, Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Paper Block, Cold Pressed 140lb.

As a beekeeper, I really like the fact that M. Graham uses honey in their watercolor paints. The paint is really smooth and doesn’t dry out because honey absorbs moisture from the air.

Plus, these are professional grade paints, without being the most expensive out there. They’re my favorite!

Don’t forget to check it out on Amazon!


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Keisha Dockery says:


    1. Why Thank you very much Mrs. Keisha!

  2. Katkoot says:

    Love your Illustrations! Looking forward to seeing the complete project πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Katkoot! Thank you so much for the compliment and your encouragement! (I look forward to the complete project too πŸ˜‰

  3. Tina Rice says:

    What an exciting project! I can’t wait to see it in person.

    1. Thanks Tina! I’m really exited about it and the arsenal of books that I have planned. I’ve already designed their covers too!

  4. jen3972 says:

    They are beautiful paintings 😍

    1. Why thank you so much Jen3972!! πŸ˜‰

  5. Cheri says:

    YES! You’ve found your gifts & talents and are using them well. I can’t wait to gush with more pride for what you accomplish. I know it will be fantastic!

    1. Thanks! I am getting more and more enthusiastic as I get closer to my goal. Especially after one of our best friends agreed to use her grammar talents for good and become my editor.

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