Bear & Bee Bedtime Story Competes for 2017 IPPY
The Bear & Bee Bedtime Rhymes, by author Shiån Serei, will be competing among 5000 total entries in this year’s Independent Publishers Book Awards. Competition is high with entrants from 29 nations. The Bear & Bee will compete in the Best Children’s Illustrated E-Book category.
About the Bear and Bee Bedtime Rhymes
The Bear & Bee are an unlikely pairing of characters who chose to be together, amidst criticism and challenges that appear in each story. The Bear & Bee, entertain in rhyme and charming stories that present a range of modern dynamics meant to benefit any child, whether the child is in a special living situation or learning to understand the world around them with an open mind.
About Shiån Serei
Shian is an accomplished international author, entrepreneur, and storyteller. Shian has worked with children’s charities and missions from around the world. His efforts as a philanthropist, author and musician are brought together in the “Bear & Bee, Bedtime Rhymes” project. The electronic version of the books includes musical tracks to accompany the reader as they spend that magical time just before bed with their children.
Shian was a single father when his children were young. During that time, he became frustrated with the ‘up and down’ syndrome that occurred each night at bedtime. His kids were simply not ready to fall asleep! Then one night, he made a discovery, he began playing acoustic songs on his guitar. After 20 minutes, his children were completely calm and slept through the night.
Nightly concerts became his tradition thereafter until his children were almost in their teens. Naturally, both of them grew up and went on to become musicians as well, something Shian was especially proud to see happen. “Playing guitar is a hobby that can be continued for a lifetime and my family reunions often revolve around playing instruments when the relatives gather,” says Serei.
Shian Serei graduated from the University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Sociology and holds multiple Associate of Science Degrees.
About the IPPY Awards
The Independent Publisher Book Awards, also known as the IPPY Awards, is an annual book awards contest conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles. The awards are open to independent authors and publishers worldwide—including small presses, university presses, and authors of self-published works—who produce books written in English and that are intended for the North American market. The Independent Publisher Book Award is considered one of the highest honors for books published by independent publishers.