The mother daughter pair authors LaShone L Grimes and Bessie L Ferguson of Savannah paid the kids of the Bumblebee Childcare Center in Statesboro a special visit this week. The duo read and signed copies of their book, Bumblebees on the Run, and even came in full bumblebee costumes.

LaShone L. Grimes and Bessie L. Ferguson
Photo Credit: Bumblebee Childcare center

LaShone L Grimes and Bessie L Ferguson are mother and daughter authors from Savannah, Georgia. LaShone Grimes has a Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education from Armstrong State College (now Georgia Southern University) and a Master’s in Public Administration from Savannah State University.

She is also the author of an empowerment book titled, More Than a Pretty Face: Empowering Women to Love and Value Their Inner Beauty.

The book motivates and empowers women and teen girls to maintain their self–confidence.  Additionally, LaShone is the First Lady of Maranatha Church International with her husband, Pastor Wayne Grimes.

Bessie L Ferguson has a Bachelor of Science/Master’s of Early Elementary Education with a specialty in reading from Savannah State College (now Savannah State University). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Maranatha Church International.

As educators, LaShone and Bessie always had a burning desire to encourage all children worldwide to read. They love children and want to inspire them to dream big beyond the ordinary. It will happen. Maya Angelou eloquently shares with us that “any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” 

Dreams come true by working together as a team. Bumblebees on the Run was designed to motivate and educate children about the 40 Dolch Pre – Primer Sight Vocabulary Words. The mastery of the 40 words will help them to become excellent readers, ignite a passion for reading books, and allow children to explore the world.

Bumblebees Childcare Learning Center

Bumblebees Childcare Learning Center is also a mother-daughter dream come true, and is owned and operated mother-daughter team Debra Nessmith and Tiffany Nessmith Patterson. They are located at 1049 Hwy 24 East and have been in business in Statesboro since 2006.