Audience:Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Dimensions:11.3in x 8.2 x 0.48 in | 1.09 lb
Page Count:56 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
BEE KIND! is the message at the heart of this story. Beatrice’s mission to share messages of kindness, appreciation and positivity will inspire readers to do the same.
TRUE STEM CONTENT!: A celebration of the important relationship between bees and flowers — a key learning in primary school curriculum — and the interconnectedness of flora and fauna.
FLORIOGRAPHY: A spread at the back explains how the story was inspired by floriography, the use of flowers to communicate unspoken feelings common in the Victorian period, and contains a legend with the different flowers featured in the book and their meanings.
ADOPTION NARRATIVE: Beatrice is a little bee who is adopted into a floral family in which she thrives and is seen as a gift.
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR DEBUT: This is the first book authored by illustrator and needle-felt artist Dena Seiferling, who has garnered acclaim and numerous honors, including a Governor General’s Literary Award nomination, and has nearly 46K followers on Instagram. Dena’s work has been exhibited at galleries internationally and her clients include Disney and Pixar.
GORGEOUS, ADORABLE ART: Dena’s whimsical, softly-hued graphite illustrations evoke the magic of Alice in Wonderland’s talking flowers and the floral textiles of William Morris.
GIFT APPEAL: With gold foil on the cover, gorgeous art and design and its positive message, this book makes a beautiful gift for a wide range of readers.
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2022)
“Soft graphite illustrations conjure a fairy tale-like atmosphere.” —Booklist
“The graphite illustrations are well executed, representing the personality of each flower and a winsome Beatrice.” —CM Reviews
“The gorgeous illustrations in this picture book help tell the tale of a baby bee who grows up among a garden of flowers.” —Calgary Herald
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