Cover Image: The Bee Without Wings

The Bee Without Wings

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Sasha and her cat, Molly, find a bee with no wings and name her Bea. Wanting to do what they can they coax Bea to drink sugar water to regain her strength. They quickly realize that without wings, Bea isn’t able to do all of the things that other bees enjoy doing, such as flying. 

As seasons begin to change, Sasha realizes that bees don’t live as long as other creatures. Once spring arrives again, Sasha and Molly find a way to honour their friend. 

The illustrations are a beautiful addition to aid in telling the story. The guides in the back of the book on how to care for early spring bees and how to create your own bee-friendly garden are an added bonus and a great way for young readers to learn the importance of aiding the bees.

I’m excited to share this book with my niece and nephews and show them the importance of bees.

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for allowing me to read an ARC of this novel. #NetGalley #TheBeeWithoutWings
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"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

What a way to learn about helping others and how to save the bees. The drawings were simply adorable, especially the old Bea.

The care for bees and what to add ro a bee friendly garden are great additions and a fun thing to do as a family
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This sweet picture book tells the story of a little girl who discovers a bee with no wings. She helps take care of the bee and gives him lots of love and fun in his short life, and is quite sad when he reaches the end of his life span. This gives her an idea to take care of the bees of the future by leaving spring weeds/yard clean up until the bees have their nourishment and are ready to pollinate the new flowers. The end of the book has some information about taking care of bees/planting things that will help them thrive. I could definitely see myself using this book in my grade 3 classroom, especially during my unit on plants. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the 4-9 range. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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Sasha and Molly the cat find a little bee in the yard.  The bee tottered around, but did not fly.  The bee had no wings.  Sasha decides she will help the bee to live a full and happy life, developing a deep friendship with the little thing she named Bea (how adorable!).  Sasha and Molly spend the summer with Bea. But too soon, it is time to say goodbye to her, and Sasha must find a way to honor her little buddy.

Amberlea Williams creates a beautiful story of friendship, while also dealing with the difficult topic of death.  But more than that, Williams demonstrates honoring a loved one in a concrete way and how healing that can be.  She provides detailed instructions on making a pollinator garden and how to care for spring bees.

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A beautifully illustrated story that teaches about pollinators as well as showing empathy for a creature that is different. Will add to books used for bee and empathy themed storytime.
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When Sasha and her cat, Molly, find a wingless bee in the garden, Sasha is determined to give Bea a good life.  She feeds her, and even finds a way to let Bea feel what its like to fly.  Unfortunately, at the end of summer, Bea dies, which makes Sasha transform her garden into a place that bees will thrive in.  

The pictures are beautifully illustrated, and the information about planting pollinator plants and how to make your garden bee friendly is excellent.  Highly recommended.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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I received an electronic ARC from Chronicle Books through NetGalley.
Tenderly told story of a young girl, Sasha, who rescues a bee. This bee does not have wings so could not take care of itself in nature. Bea became part of Sasha's family and got to explore nature with her - even getting to "fly." Williams addresses Bea's death with information woven in to the story. I appreciate the ending as Sasha finds a way to keep Bea's memory alive and help keep other bees alive as well. Information on gardening is included at the end of the book. Families can create a garden together after reading this story. The illustrations capture the emotions for all characters and bring readers in to appreciate the natural world interactions.
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The Bee Without Wings by Amberlea Williams is a delightful picture book that shares the message of the value of friendship and the importance of helping those in need.   

This beautifully illustrated story introduces us to Sasha, her cat Molly, and an adorable wingless bee called, aptly, Bea.  When Sasha and Molly discover a bee in the garden who is without wings, they work together to find a solution to help their newfound friend to survive and thrive.  When Bea sadly dies, Sasha finds a way to honour her memory by providing a welcoming garden for other bees.  Also included at the end of the book are simple instructions for creating your own garden for hosting pollinators.

This is a charming story that also serves to educate young readers on the importance of the role of bees in a healthy ecosystem.  Recommended.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for an ARC.
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What a cute book! The illustrations are engaging and the text is fun to read. I love how the tips to help bees are part of the story in a natural way and then reemphasized at the end. Very well written book!
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Such a sweet book! 
In this story, a girl finds a bee with no wings. It chronicles their adventures and ways they try to overcome this handicap. 
As a former teacher,  I thought of multiple ways to use this book to create lessons, including a STEM project, a research paper and multiple  POV and Author’s Purpose mini-lessons.
Overall, even if not used in the classroom, this is a delightful book that will entertain and teach children.
There is a very sad part, but the way the girl deals with her grief is heartwarming.
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The Bee Without Wings is so gentle and real I was moved reading the words and soaking in the artwork. I know the students at my school would love this book and I look forward to adding it to our shelves.
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The Bee Without Wings is a beautifully illustrated story with many lessons to share with themes around kindness, compassion, empathy, friendship, nurturing and loss.  While it could be sad for a child, it does touch on ways to feel better, whether it’s supporting someone when they need it most or honoring them somehow.  Through story telling, the author successfully shared general information about the life cycle of a bee as well as things we can do to help the bee population to ensure they continue their important role in the ecosystem.

Thank you to PA Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review an advance reader copy of this lovely book.  All opinions are my own.
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It is so beautiful and inspiring to read about a girl and her cat taking care of a bee without wings and helping the cute little thing survive! In such a materialistic age as we are living in, to read about a girl who wants to plant a garden to help pollinators is a breath of fresh air! Thank you Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you, NetGalley, for giving me a digital ARC of this book!

I loved it! The illustrations were charming, and I loved the story of kindness and caring for others. It delicately touched on the idea of loss while reminding us how wonderful it was to have loved someone and honored their memory. The illustrations were delightful! I especially loved the non-fiction follow-up at the end describing how to plant your own bee-friendly garden.
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This book was too sweet for words.  Really, it was so adorable.

It tackles more than one issue...the 1st being accepting someone/something no matter their ability and being a good friend.  The other Issue is loss and grief...further going beyond that to discuss how you can honor someone's memory, especially someone/something that is very special to you.

I just loved this book, its message, the story, length of story and illustrations.
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The Bee Without Wings by Amberlea Williams - 4 stars

I adore this book and all that it allows to be shared about bees.  
The illustrations are cute and fun and the emotions the book pulls from you is heart wrenching.   I love that this book teaches about empathy, insects and how things like the weather can have such a huge impact on animals.  I love that this book shows children it's ok to curious about insects and that we shouldn't fear them or cause them harm.  

Thank you NetGalley and Publisher for the ARC.
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My first impression of this book was that it was beautiful - children will absolutely love it! 
The illustrations are just so cute, and even as an adult, I felt so sorry for the bee at the beginning! I can already tell all the lessons a small child would learn about empathy, animals, insects, and the impact of the weather on all these creatures. It also teaches children not to be scared, or hurt small creatures. It also teaches them about the life of a small insect. 
What I really loved at the end of the book was how Sasha, the little girl, created a garden for bees and biodiversity. I love this because instead of a mundane lesson on biodiversity, children can actually learn and see just how important it is to help the bees! Then to really motivate young children, Amberlea Williams shows us how we can male our own bee-friendly garden and tend to it. Absolutely wonderful!
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Thank you, Chronicle Books, for the advance reading copy. 

This book is so damn precious! It talks about a bee who’s born different without wings. A little girl finds out the truth and helps it to live its best life. Such a cute warm story.

The illustration is amazing!
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My kids loved this story! Sasha and her cat, Molly, find a special bee they name Bea. Bea has no wings, but Sasha loves and supports her through the challenge. When it's time for Bea to go, Sasha finds a lovely way to honor her friend. Needless to say, my kids now can't wait to plant a bee-friendly garden!

Thank you to Princeton Architectural Press and NetGalley for providing me with an advance reader copy to review! My family loved it.
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ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.

This is a cute story about a bee's life and includes information on how to create gardens and plants for bees. It had cute illustrations and mentioned difficult topics for kids, like death (of a bee).
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