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This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz…What Honeybees Do (Paperback) Amazon.com – Sherry Ellis, Author www.sherryellisbooks.com

and Vine Voice Reviewer 5.0 out of 5 stars Informative Book about
Honeybees
May 24, 2010

If you want to know all about bees, honey, and hives, this is a book you will
want to read. It is written for children ages 8-12, but even adults would enjoy reading it. Author, Virginia Wright has included many fascinating facts about bees and their environment. For example, did you know that drones (boy bees) don’t have stingers? There are plenty of photographs of the little buzzers too, including one of a bee’s tongue. Added bonuses at the end of the book include some lovely photos identifying plants that bees love, and coloring pages for younger readers.

I gave the book to my eight-year-old daughter, who really enjoyed reading it. Buzzz…What Honeybees Do, is a great book for teaching kids all about honey bees.

This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz… What Honeybees Do (Paperback)Amazon.com – Bethany, (Shopper) 5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!,
May 25, 2010

This book is very informational for kids without being boring. I love the
pictures! My kids loved reading this book.

This review is from: The Princess and the Castle: A Fairy Tale (Paperback) Amazon.com – Bethany, (Shopper) 5.0 out of 5 stars For the Princess in your life…., May 25, 2010

My daughter loves princesses and fairy tales. She loved this book! Really brings out the imagination.

This review is from: The Prince and the Dragon: A Fairy Tale (Paperback) Amazon.com – Sherry Ellis, Author and Vine Voice Reviewer 4.0 out of 5 Very Nice Book to Encourage a Child’s
Imagination,
July 26, 2010

“Once upon a time…” Those are great words to spark a child’s imagination, and that’s just how The Prince and the Dragon begins. The story is about a little boy who falls asleep and has a dream. In his dream, he receives a magic key that turns him into a prince. He has marvelous adventures and even meets a dragon.

The Prince and the Dragon is a very good tool to use when encouraging a child to use his or her imagination. When I read this book to my five-year-old son, I asked him what other kind of adventures the prince could have had. Also, the little boy in the story wakes up before completing the adventure with the dragon, so I asked my son what he thought happened to the dragon.

The only reason that I am giving this book four stars, is that I felt that the illustrations didn’t quite merit a five-star review. Otherwise, it’s a very nice story that I think children ages 4 – 7 would enjoy.

This review is from: Crying Bear Yes Bears Cry Sometimes Too
(Paperback)
Amazon.com – Sherry Ellis, Author www.sherryellisbooks.com and Vine Voice Reviewer 5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Little Fable with an Important Lesson, July 9, 2010

Crying Bear is a nice story that teaches kids two important lesson: First, it’s okay to cry (because even big bears cry), and second, don’t wander off alone.

Crying Bear is the story of a little bear who awakens one wintery day to find that her mother is not around. She decides to go out to find her. Soon the little bear begins to cry. She’s hungry, and she can’t find her mother anywhere. Eventually, mommy bear and baby bear reunite. Mommy bear of course tells the baby bear that she shouldn’t have wandered off alone. That triggers baby bear’s flood of tears yet again.

I think that young children can relate to some of the feelings that baby bear experiences. This is a nice book to use to talk about those feelings. I also feel that it is a nice story to use when teaching kids the importance of staying near mommy (or daddy) and not wandering off.
The illustrations, as my eight-year-old daughter describes, are “different but cool.” Many of them are photographs of snow-covered trees in the woods with the bears drawn onto the pictures. I thought that was a creative way to illustrate. There are also a couple of pages at the end of the book that kids can color.

Crying Bear is a good story to share with preschool and kindergarten-aged children.

This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz…What Honeybees Do (Paperback)By Eric Van Raepenbusch , Happy Birthday.com March 19, 2011

I found this non-fiction book to be a beneficial resource for parents and children looking to learn more about honeybees. Reading the book and
refreshing my knowledge of honeybees might get me motivated to try beekeeping for the first time this spring.

This review is from: Crying Bear Yes Bears Cry Sometimes Too (Paperback) By Eric Van Raepenbusch , Happy Birthday.com June 13, 2010

I focused on a book Crying Bear: Yes, Bears Cry Sometimes, Too!, for this post. The book is about a young bear who emerges from her den and is unable to find her mother. She attempts to try to find her mother on her own but gets lost. Fortunately, she is reunited with her mother but with tears in her eyes.

This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do (Paperback) By Eric Van Raepenbusch , Happy Birthday.com March 19, 2011

In this book, Virginia sets out to answer some common questions you would hear from a child; Do all honeybees sting? How do they make honey? How can we help bees at our own house? Virginia provides the answers to these questions and packs a whole lot more information about beekeeping, the inner-workings of a hive, and even flowers into her book. I found this non-fiction book to be a beneficial resource for parents and children looking to learn more about honeybees. Reading the book and refreshing my knowledge of honeybees might get me motivated to try beekeeping for the
first time this spring.

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This review is from: The Prince and the Dragon (Paperback) By Claire Power Murphy, www.selfrej.com, August 2010

“Most colorful with a moral! Claire”

This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do (Paperback) By Claire Power Murphy, www.selfjuv.com, March 30, 2011

“Your book on bees is sooo necessary with what is happening to these most essential creatures. Claire”

This review is from: Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do (Paperback) By Dave’s Bees, www.davesbees.com April 29, 2011

Buzzzzzzzz… What Honeybees Do — is the book any child should have before or after a visit to a real hive and will tie together much of what they see with what they have learned.

© Copyright 2011 Virginia Wright