Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Children's Book Review: A Bee Named Bea & Other Poems by Candace A Dietz, Illus by Virginia J Rost

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from KSB Promotions, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

easter bunny girl

This may seem like an odd choice for the Easter basket, but the poems are charming
and the kids will love them!

A Bee Named Bea & Other Poems cover

A BEE NAMED BEA is a humorous poetry book for toddlers through beginning readers. Adult readers will enjoy reading the book as well. Twenty poems tell of the joys and problems of 19 animals and one little girl. Problems have a good resolution. A great bedtime selection.


This is a very lyrical book of poems, and you will find yourself smiling while reading them! 
Kids will laugh with glee and demand to read more, for example:
“A bee name Bea
Said Mercy me –
Everyone’s afraid of me!
When I try to be a friendly bee
They zoom away and let me be –
Just me, Bea, by myself.”

The poems are aimed at both boys and girls. The are great for early reading, thanks to the colorful rhyme and easy text, and great for memorization, if you're looking for a cute poem to perform at say Summer camp! Miss Grace's favorite one was:

A Bee Named Bea & Other Poems sample

It teaches kids that it's okay to be quieter and not screaming around! Other poems teach being safe, accomplishing something when you try, sharing and being friends. It's a lovely book and one that we highly recommend!

About the Author:
Author,Candace Dietz, has taught Spanish for more than 30 years to students of all ages. She is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 8. Her two loves are language and children. She lives in De Pere, Wisconsin. Illustrator, Virginia Rost, is an artist, former nurse and business woman. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sarasota, Florida with her husband Richard. Her art is joyful and whimsical.

About the Illustrator: 
Virginia is an artist, former nurse and businesswoman. She is the mother of three children and the grandmother of three as well! She lives in Pittsburg, PA and Sarasota, Fl, depending on the season!

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