Children’s Picture book

Educational picture book coming soon!

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!~

The illustrations are complete! Signup with your name and email and you will be the first to know when ~Weeds are Wildflowers, let them Bee!~ becomes available!


Well here it is, the first Sneak Peek at my first children’s picture book. I’m illustrating this book myself in 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!

Title & Release date

The anticipated release date is tentative for Summer 2019. I will update this to the specific date soon. The Title is…Weeds are Wildflowers, let them Bee! Bet you didn’t see that one coming 😉

10 Thoughts

  1. 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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