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Bee & Me

Bee & Me

We hear much about the plight of the bumble bee population and its implications for our planet's future. This beautiful picture book makes the story personal and brings a message of hope. A little girl befriends a bee, which takes her on a journey of discovery. Alison Jay's origi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781910646052
Barcode 9781910646052
Published 1 July 2016 by Old Barn Books
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) Illustrated by Jay, Alison
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781910646052
ISBN-10 1910646059
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Old Barn Books
Imprint Old Barn Books
Publication Date 1 July 2016
International Publication Date 7 April 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Jay, Alison
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 252mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 422g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 665067

Description of this Book

A bee flies in the window of the high-rise flat where she lives and a little girl is frightened. She traps the bee and then wonders what to do. This beautiful wordless picture book traces the growing friendship between girl and bee and introduces small children to the ecology of the natural world. Highlighting the plight of the disappearing bumble bee, it shows how some simple actions can help restore beauty and balance in our environment. With a list of bee-friendly seeds to plant and ways to protect bees at home.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review There isn't a single word in this book but every picture speaks volumes... tells you all you need to know about the life cycle of the bee and why they are so important... we can't recommend this book highly enough. * @thebookbag * A hopeful tale of friendship and flower power...No-one likes to be stung and it looks like the bee might be all over before the story's even begun. Fortunately, a crack in the door of curiosity and bravery opens up the way for a joint adventure bringing plants and flowers across the grey city, delivering beauty and benefits to all city inhabitants, whether honey bees or humans. * PlayingbytheBook * Good weather and al fresco dining often ends up stressful for parents with many children fearful of bees. Now is therefore the perfect time to introduce this stunning wordless picture book, about a little girl's friendship with a bee, to allow young children to understand them better. Muted colours create a gentle atmosphere, and Bee's kind face is anything but threatening. Imaginative, yet informative, the lack of text in 'Bee & Me' allows readers to create the story and give Bee a voice of their choice. * Library Mice blog * Bee & Me... has fast become one of our favourites in our house! Even before buying it, once I had told my daughter that it had no words and you can tell the story from the pictures, straight away she was sat flicking through the pages telling herself the story. From that moment, the book was sold to me!... Every time you look at the book, you notice something new... Bee & Me is a fantastic way to introduce the concept of conservation to children. -- Emily Ann Davison * My Book Corner *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

For the first time, Alison Jay illustrates her own storyline. Her love of nature and sympathy for the smallest creatures comes to the fore as she wordlessly tells the story of a growing friendship and understanding between a little girl and a bumble bee. Given free rein at last, her artwork is colourful and expressive and gently brings children to an understanding of the relationship between the human world and our natural environment.

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