Looking for a great VBS or Summer book for your kids?
I've got a great one for you!
Synopsis: One sunny spring morning a newly hatched and eager Bizzy Bee begins his first adventure into the world. As he flies away, his instinct tells him to carry pollen from one flower to another, but the first several stops he makes show him that sometimes even our best ideas don't come off as planned!
An exceedingly proud sunflower turns Bizzy away in favor of more handsome prospects. A timid dandelion is afraid to have Bizzy near her without the protection of her friend, a domineering rock. A rose bush has been so damaged as a young plant that it misreads Bizzy's intentions and backs away from his well-meant gesture of friendship.
By nightfall Bizzy is discouraged.
Finally the tired bumblebee stumbles across a kind daisy that is not too proud, fragile, or
frightened to share with him her authentic self, and offers him a spot to spend the night. Bizzy also learns, as does the reader, that the daisy's accepting nature is an example to be followed and that the differences Bizzy has observed in others that day are now more understandable. He sees, too, that his power to persevere through hardship and adversity will ultimately bring him success.
Review: Kiddo really loved this book and we had quite a discussion on perseverance, aka stick-to-itness, and being kind to others. That turned into a discussion on being nice to those who are different than you and helping others like Jesus did. When your kid is in Christian school, most moral lessons/readings, end with "we learned that in Bible class"! But it was great that the book reinforced central character ideas that she is elarning not only at school, but at home!
Kiddo loved the illustrations and eagerly turned the page to see what Bizzy's next stop would be. This would be a great book to incorporate into any faith's VBS plan, or for a Summer reader for your child. You can easily come up with some great projects and ideas to do, based on the book! We greatly recommend it!
About the Author: Jill Warren has a B. A. in Psychology and works as a Behavior Specialist Assistant with preschool children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sharing the joy of reading with her students and with her own son over the years inspired her to write stories for children to enjoy and to talk about with their favorite adults. She resides in New York and is currently working on her third book.
About the Illustrator: Since 2005 the Kalpart team of illustrators have illustrated over over 250 childrens' books. Working with authors in the US, UK and Australia, primarily, they transfer the author's ideas and story to life. See www.kalpart.com for more info!
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I was sent this book, free of charge, for review purposes, from the author, via Bostick Communications. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.