The Bee – a book review

As long-term readers of the blog know well, we have a bug hunter in the family, Gramps.  My 7-year-old Monkey son seems to be following in his footsteps and has a wonderful love of the natural world.  Mini beasts are a particular favourite so I knew he’d love exploring The Bee when we received it recently from Boolino.

The Bee

The Bee is written and illustrated by Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai and is published by Moonlight Publishing as part of their My First Discoveries series of Spiral bound hard back books.  Aimed at children aged 4-8 years The Bee provides information that is easy for children to understand, and also very informative.

The Bee

For me it’s lovely to read books like The Bee, with Monkey and see just how much information he’s retained from conversations with his Gramps.  He knows exactly why flowers need bees and vice versa.

The book describes to children how bees interact with each other inside their hive to share information, as well as telling they about the duties of each type of bee.

The illustrations are superb, and throughout the book there are a number of film overlays, which change the illustrations.  Monkey has loved looking at these and how they change the information provided.

The Bee

It’s hard to believe that the Queen Bee can lay more than 1000 eggs in one day isn’t it. The illustrations showing how the egg turns into a bee over the course of 3 weeks captivated my son.

At the end of the book there is also information of the nests of both wasps and termites.  Monkey has seen wasps nests for himself and has a couple of empty ones that Gramps gave him some time ago, that he then took into school.

The Bee is a great factual addition to any bookshelf, and I’m sure my son will be showing it off to his Gramps when he’s over from Spain in May.

It’s currently on offer for £6.99 on the Boolino website and we give it a big thumbs up.

disclosure:  we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review.

The Bee

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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