It's no secret that we at Busy Bees LOVE anything and everything nautical. So it goes without saying that on a recent trip to our favorite Caribbean isle of St Barths we were delighted to discover an adorable nautical-inspired children's book about a big, strong and kind sailboat named Ben. We love that the story is written in French and English...a bonus for all aspiring linguists! The book features beautiful watercolor illustrations by the author and former nursery school teacher Rachel Barrett Trangmar inspired by Rachel's real-life journey with her husband Philip on board their sailing yacht. Rachel and Philip left behind a hectic life in London and set out to sail around the world. Along the way they had many adventures and met a bevy of colorful characters. When they came upon the blue waters of the Caribbean they decided to throw their anchor down and call St Barths home. Who can blame them?
We were so inspired by this sweet tale that we asked Rachel if we may bring her whimsical story to our customers. And to our delight she said Yes! So for a limited time and to kick off summer we are gifting a copy of Ben-The-Boat with the purchase of any of our nautical inspired styles...stripes...anchors...sailboats....Yey!
Rachel and Philip's Sailing Yacht "Ben the Boat"
Busy Bees Sailboat Sweater inspired by Ben-The-Boat