Blog tour – What the World Needs Now: Bees by Cheryl Rosebush

I am very pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the What the World Needs Now: Bees! blog tour. Written by Cheryl Rosebush and illustrated by Zuzana Svobodova, this is exactly the type of children’s book I like to read to my boys (both under 5) as it perfectly blends education with an engaging story.

Melly the bear learns about bees

Melly the bear takes our young readers on a discovery journey about bees. What I really liked was the story flow; it explains how bees help with pollination, then brings in the reality of pollution and threats, and rounds off with what we can do to help the bees and counteract the negatives.

This message of hope, action and environmentalism is exactly what I want my boys to learn about through their story books; that they are never too young to discover how they can be a thoughtful and values driven person that cares about the planet.

Also, as a parent reading What the World Needs Now: Bees!, I loved the fact section at the end of the book that breaks down different types of bees (I learnt some things too), such as:

There are more than 20,000 different kinds of bees around the world.

So many kids have an irrational fear of bees that completely takes away from how special and important bees are for our planet. I was always determined that my boys would grow up not being scared of bees – pleased to say they do not run away if one comes near and now they will know exactly what the bee is doing too.

As well as its wonderful environmental message, What the World Needs Now: Bees! practices what it preaches as it is made in the UK from 100% recycled paper, has biodegradable lamination, uses vegetable-based inks and carbon-balanced printing. Eco-friendly and a great story that my boys loved, the perfect combination!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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