Astute and endearing… Compulsively readable.
The Amazing Bees debuts with a fanciful yet scientifically accurate adventure, featuring a courageous honeybee princess on a mission to protect her hive. Princess Debbee has always looked forward to becoming a queen and serving her hive. When Queen Bee receives an ultimatum to increase honey production or risk losing her hive, Debbee knows she must do something to help save her colony. But Debbee is scared of flying to the meadows all by herself, and the enigmatic Honeycomb Destroyer is out to get all the hives. The author effortlessly incorporates weighty scientific information about honeybees into the child-appropriate, engrossing narrative. The brightly colored, personality-laden illustrations lend snappy support to the amusing prose. Princess Debbee is a protagonist that many readers should find deeply admirable: courageous despite her doubt and fear, eager to prove herself worthy, and absolutely capable of taking hard decisions. This winning story about courage, resilience, solidarity, and friendship is as entertaining as it is thoughtful. Highly recommended as an early chapter book, this work will encourage readers to reflect on how their actions impact the environment.
The Amazing Bees
By Yoel Silber
Pub date July 15, 2021
Price $19.99 (USD) Paperback, $2.98 Kindle edition
Categories: Children's Fiction