Photos by Rachel Weston and others. Illustrations by Deborah Hinde.
Suitable for ages 5+
When Tauranga based author, Rachel Weston, was asked by her husband, “Do you know where bumblebees live?” She didn’t. When he told Rachel they nest underground, she didn’t believe him! This started Rachel’s discovery of the delightful bumblebee, their relevance to our eco-system, food and crop production, and their amazing abilities. Rachel couldn’t wait to share with children how incredibly cool bumblebees are.
“This has all the qualities I look for in a non-fiction book. Quality photos, glossary, index, bold headings and sub-headings which is great for children who like to dip and dive into a non-fiction book. The buzz facts is a cool addition to this well-researched book. Certainly a book to add to any school library and one for home too. Booktrailers4kidsandYA.”
“Informative, brightly coloured, easy-to-read book all about bees. Kids loved it at school here.”
On Jack Tame’s Newstalk ZB show, Rudd Kleinpaste said, “It is exactly what you’d need as a teacher if you want to do a
unit on bumblebees or a topic for mini-beasts in the curriculum.”
Author Rachel Weston, lives in the beautiful Bay of Plenty on a kiwifruit orchard with her family, a horse in the backyard and her dogs, who are her loving writing companions – and thankfully get her up from her writing desk for a walk each day!
Rachel’s love of writing for children evolved from writing keepsake stories of her three children, when they were young. She jotted things down – funny things they did and said, and wrote madcap family vignettes.
Find out more about Rachel and how to contact her on her author page.