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Books: Bea’s Bees
Author: Katherine Pryor
Illustrator: Ellie Peterson
Published: March 28, 2019
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Genre: Picture Book
Source: Received for review from Thomas Allen & Son
Beatrix discovers a wild bumblebee nest on her way home from school and finds herself drawn to their busy world. When her bees mysteriously disappear, Bea hatches a plan to bring them back. Can Bea inspire her school and community to save the bees? Bees provide us with valuable resources, and some types of bees are in danger of disappearing forever. But ordinary people (and kids!) can help save them. Filled with fascinating facts about bumblebees and ideas to help preserve their environment, BEA’S BEES encourages kids to help protect bees and other pollinators. (Goodreads)
This book is so lovely!
The wonderful folks at Thomas Allen & Son sent me this book for review and, goodness, I love it. Beatrix discovers a hive of bees in her park. She visits them and watches how they flit about from flower to flower. When her bees disappear, Bea goes to the library to learn all about bees and figure out a way to bring them back.
The story is told in perfectly bite-sized bits on gorgeous illustrations.
I find some picture books work really well, and some not so well. Sometimes, there’s just too much text to read to a squirmy kiddo. Or the paragraphs just seem too long and intimidating for some kiddos who are trying to read it themselves. But Bea’s Bees is perfect. The text is short enough that I know I could actually read it to my three-year-old nephew without losing his attention. But the text on each page is also complete enough for an older kiddo who actually wants to learn about insects and bees and pollination.
This will be a book your nature-loving kiddo will want to read again and again.
The information about bees is presented in a fun and easy to understand way. Kids will be entertained and wanting to solve the mystery of the bees with Bea, but will also be able to learn about why bees are important for our flowers and parks and event the food we eat.
Elementary school science classes need to read this book!
One of my favourite parts about this book is its emphasis on community and easy tips for kids (and parents and communities) to help the bees in their neighbourhood.
What other topics would you love to find picture books about?