I would like to extend my apologies to RaRaResources and the author for the delay in my review, but a massive thank you for your patience. As part of the blog blitz, I am very excited to be reviewing ‘The Beedog’, a children’s educational book by Addie Broussard, illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi. Here is my review:
An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect.
Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the
natural environment along the way.
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love
science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.
What does TWG think?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this with my little girl, Eva, who has just turned five! Here is what Eva thought:
‘I thought it was funny when Manny fell on top of Luna! I wish my dog could dig as fast in the sand as the beedog did. I liked finding out about the beedog and all of the different wasps that are about – my favourite is the cuckoo wasp because its rainbowy ‘.
Hearing my little girl laugh out loud because of the sand and watching her eyes go wide when she realised that the beedog, or bembix rostrata as it’s scientifically called, was in fact a real thing. The illustrations were very clear, supporting the story with such colourful pictures, bringing the story to life one pixel at a time. I am going to be homeschooling my daughter and I will be using this book in her studies as thats how much I enjoyed it – I really do think children will benefit from the book as it isn’t overpowering at all. In fact, I’ll go as far to say that even I learnt something. I really do hope that I am able to find the other books to help further my daughter’s education when she starts homeschooling.
Such a lovely, educational book for children and parents alike.
About the author.
Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one
year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book,
The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal.
Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts.
That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United
States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.
Illustrator Bio, Joyeeta Neogi
Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers.
Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create
captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and
vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time,
Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed
a passion for watercolor.
Social Media Links
Book resources at https://twoumbrellasplease.com