When Bumblebee awakens from her long winter sleep she cannot find any flowers for food. Who will save Bumblebee?

A child of course.

A sweet, yet relevant story, invoking conversations with children about the wonder and importance of bees. Perfect for inspiring our little people to take care of our little creatures and the world around us.

This beautifully rhyming story is a delight to the eyes and to the ears. The messages are factual and important and like flowers beginning to bloom, children’s minds will grow by understanding the synergy between flowers, bees and the food we eat.

Written by Rachel Weston and illustrated by Deborah Hinde

$22.99 incl. GST

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Aimed for readers aged 1-5 years, Bumblebee complements author Rachel Weston’s best-seller, Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet.

In Bumblebee, Rachel introduces the concept of pollination in a deceptively simple way as we follow Bumblebee through the seasons of her remarkable year.

This is Rachel’s fourth independently published book and third collaboration with illustrator Deborah Hinde. Gorgeously illustrated by Deborah, the pages reflect Rachel’s love of the natural world and her observation of bumblebees, a creature she has many of in her garden.

“Bumblebee was an absolute joy to work on,” says Deborah, “Like Rachel, I adore bumblebees and have always wanted to illustrate a book that allowed me to come up with a cute bumblebee character … not to mention flowers!”

Review comments

Ruud Kleinpaste ~ “For the sake of humanity and the life-forms we live with on Earth, we need to rediscover the Operations Manual of our Planet and that means getting acquainted with our natural world as early as possible in life. Insects do brilliant jobs and they are involved in so many eco-systems, showing that, in Nature, everything is connected. This story starts it all off for your youngest humans, on their way to become nature literate.”

Kiwi author Rachel WestonRachel Weston

Find out more about Bay of Plenty author Rachel Weston on her author page.

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Dimensions27 × 24 cm

Softcover edition



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