What Are Bees Good For, Anyway?

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Pub Date 10 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2023

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Do you ever wonder what bees are good for, anyway? Bennie does, for there is nothing he hates more than getting stung by one.

But his Aunt Beatrice is about to answer this question…Join Bennie as Aunt Beatrice introduces him to the amazing world of honey bees.

What Are Bees Good For, Anyway? is a delightful children’s picture book that highlights the important role honey bees play in our ecosystem, while encouraging children to explore the interconnectedness of our environment. Filled with humor, warmth, and valuable lessons, this book is a perfect addition to any library or home.

Do you ever wonder what bees are good for, anyway? Bennie does, for there is nothing he hates more than getting stung by one.

But his Aunt Beatrice is about to answer this question…Join Bennie as Aunt...

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My 1st grader enjoyed Bennie’s story. I enjoyed the genuine facts about bees. From the amount of honey 1 bee produces, their ecological importance, life span and other random facts. Some things even educated me

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A delightful children's picture book that not only educates but also entertains. The story centers around Bennie, a young boy curious about the role of bees and wary of getting stung. However, with the help of his Aunt Beatrice, readers are taken on an engaging journey into the world of honey bees and the crucial role they play in our ecosystem.

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Prepare to be buzzing with excitement because What Are Bees Good For, Anyway? is a delightful adventure that both kids and grown-ups should dive into! From the moment I opened this book, I was captivated by the charming story of Bennie and his quest to understand bees. As someone who used to fear bee stings, I could relate to Bennie's curiosity and apprehension.

But why should you read it? Well, this book is like a sweet jar of honey, filled with valuable lessons about the importance of honey bees in our environment. Nicole Frankel's storytelling is simple yet powerful, making it easy for kids to grasp the interconnectedness of our world. Plus, the colorful illustrations add an extra layer of magic to the story. What Are Bees Good For, Anyway? is not just a book; it's a journey of discovery and appreciation for nature's little helpers. So, grab a copy, and let's explore the fascinating world of bees together!

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This is a cute story that does a great job of explaining the importance of honey bees in our ecosystem.

Bennie is upset after being stung by a bee. Which is understandable, because he is allergic! But his aunt Beatrice is a beekeeper. So she takes him for a walk.

While they are outdoors, Bennie's aunt take pains to explain the many, many ways in which bees contribute to human life, and how miraculous they are - from their special stomach for nectar, to the way in which they communicate with each other through a series of dances, including the intriguingly named waggele dance!

This is definitely an excellent book to share with young kids, to give them a better understanding of and appreciation for bees. Something that is particularly important in the current era, when they are becoming endangered. Particularly since that, by extension, endangers pollination and the security of human life. So this is a really important little book.

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This is an adorable, educational, and humorous book. Bennie hates bees after getting stung my one, but he learns many interesting things throughout the day from his Aunt Beatrice. I learned a lot myself. I highly recommend this for classrooms.

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This is a very cute and informative book that I read with my children. I’ll be buying this when it comes out. Thank you, NetGalley

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Bennie is not a fan of bees… Until he learns that bees pretty much make the world go round. This gorgeous picture book is FULL of fun UnBEElivevable facts!! We are new to bee keeping and I was drawn to this book – I learned lots of new things about bees myself! This fabulous book was given to me as a digital advanced reader copy by NetGalley and Nicole Frankel in exchange for an honest review. I can NOT wait to share What Are Bees Good For, Anyway? with my Grandmuffin.

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This was a cute, educational book about honeybees.
Bennie wants to learn more about bees after he is stung, so his beekeeper aunt walks him around and provides him with a lot of facts.
The pictures were bright and fun, and informative.
I think this is a great illustrated children's book for anyone looking to learn about bees!

Thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Have you ever wondered what good does a bee brings in this world? If yes, then we are in the same boat as Bennie. An inquisitive boy who's allergic + always got stung by bees to the point he's annoyed of them.

Follows his journey in uncovering UnBEElievable facts with his beekeper aunt!
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I think it's a cute but compact with educational knowledge regarding bees. It would be a good reading resource as it tells us what exactly bee did in prospering our nature, from pollination to the colony systems.

Apart from well done illustrations, the language are easy to understand and I honestly love the level of BEE-knowledge incorporated in the story, there's a lot new infos i got from it and i guess it will be far educative among younger childrens.

Thank you netgalley for the advanced reader copy!

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This is a cute children's book, which is about a boy called Bennie who wants to learn more about honeybees. My daughter and I loved this book, and we really enjoyed reading it together, as we found out more about bees, such as the dances they do to communicate, the sounds they make and why, their anatomy, what they eat, what they do to help us, how long they live, and much more.

The images in the book are really nice and colourful, and the text is easy for children to read. Highly recommended!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.

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