Friday, March 20, 2009

Bee & Me - Review and Book Giveaway


“We’re good for much more than just honey, you see, We bees help the flowers, the bushes and trees.”Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness

Spring has finally arrived! The first signs of spring include the budding trees and flowers, birds, butterflies and the bees. It is easy to forget those busy little bees, the pollinators so important to crops, plants and trees. Some even regard the bee as a pest, scared of its sting. BUZZ, BUZZ. Here's an amazing bee book you must read!

The charming Bee & Me children’s book by Elle J. McGuinness strives to set the facts straight and helps kids appreciate the humble bee through rhyming verse and moving pictures. This fascinating bee book features an AniMotion™ Illustration Technique. Many of the illustrations magically move when you turn the pages. It is truly amazing to watch the bee fly.

In the story, a bee busily pollinates flowers until a dog chases it into a little boy’s home. Afraid of the bee, the boy hides. The misunderstood little bee cries and tells the boy that he shouldn’t be scared; bees only want to help humans. The final pages of the book list facts about bees and simple ways kids can help bees.

Just how important is the bee? The honeybee is the official state insect in seventeen states, including Wisconsin. Bees help us grow one-third of all the food we consume. However, in recent years an alarming problem called colony collapse threatens the bee's survival. Bee & Me teachs kids the ecological and environmental importance of the honeybee and instructs children to respect the remarkable insect. Younger children will learn from and enjoy the short rhyming verses. Young and old like will have a hard time setting this unique moving picture book down with it's colorful, eye-catching illustrations by Heather Brown. Even my one-year-old watches with fascination and wonder as the pictures move. This New York Times children's bestseller book is definitely worth a trip to the bookstore!


Bee & Me by by Elle J. McGuinness, illustrated by Heather Brown. Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 2008); 28 pages; ISBN 9780740777349

Bee links, activities, printables, lesson plans for children:
National Honey Board Educational Resources
Weekly Reader Plight of th Honeybee
thebestkidsbooksite.com Bee Storytime Materials
First-School.ws Preschool Activities & Crafts: Bees - Bumblebees
PBS Nature Silence of the Bees episode
BeeSource.com - Online Sourcebook for Beekeeping
Bee Culture: The Magazine of American Beekeeping
Selecting Plants for Pollinators – Free eco-regional planting guides
National Honey Board Honey Locator

Win a copy! Andrews McMeel Publishing has kindly offered to give away one (1) copy of Bee & Me to a Brimful Curiosities reader.

To enter, visit Andrews McMeel Publishing - Kids Products and leave a comment naming the title of another book for kids available on the website.
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• Winner will be chosen at random
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126 comments:

Callista said...

I like the looks of the I Like Dogs book, how it's interactive!

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Callista said...

I am a current subscriber in google reader

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Callista said...

I tweeted the contest but I don't know how to give a direct link to the the tweet. My id is callista83 though.

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Becky Workman said...

This sounds great! I'd love to read this! I think my kids would enjoy "Baby Turtle's Tale" and I would love to check out the drawing books! There are so many that I'll have to look into!! Yeah!

I follow you!

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carolyn said...

I like the baby turtles book. It reminds me of the beach and summer fun.

carolyn
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The Halton Mom said...

Eyeball Animation Drawing Book

Thanks for the opportunity!

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The Halton Mom said...

I blogged with love..
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http://haltonmom.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-brimful-curiosities-bee-me.html

Sarah Mae said...

Oh how I would love this book for my 3 1/2 year old! Another title I saw on the site was...shoot, I already forgot - ha! Must still have preggo brain (I just had my third babe)! It's about a baby turtle...I'll have to go back to the site now and look again!

Sorry I'm your dorky reader! :)

3carnations said...

What a great giveaway! My son would love the Eyeball Animations Dinosaur book. He loves to draw and loves dinosaurs.

Amydeanne said...

Silly Dogs is something my kids would go crazy for! (i've got 4 under 6yr)

gahome2mom said...

I think my grandson would enjoy some of the drawing books. The Eyeball Animation Drawing Book. lol

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Annie said...

I subscribe via Google Reader and email!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow you on Twitter

and I Tweeted

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YZgirl4 said...

Here is Looking at You, In your dreams


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Ally in WA said...

They have a cute book called "Crazy Cats".

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Ally in WA said...

Your blog feeds to my google reader


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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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The Spears Family said...

Silly Dogs looks like an adorable book that my little one would love! Bee & Me looks like a delightful book and I would love to win this for myself as much as my little one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Keilann
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Tati said...

The Big book of games looks like a lot of fun.

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Karen L said...

Following you on twitter as karenladd and tweeted here:
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Nad said...

Eyeball Animation Drawing Book: Dinosaur Edition is another kids book they offer.

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Infant Bibliophile said...

Silly Dogs is another book (which looks adorable). Thanks for the give away!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

How fun! The Princess Nagger would get a kick out of reading that book - especially since she planted a sunflower specifically to attract honey bees...because, according to her, they're the best kind of bees! ;)

Another book from the site she'd probably really enjoy would be "Lacey O'Neal". :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Following you on Twitter (SassyDesigns) and Tweeted about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/SassyDesigns/status/1368527010

judybrittle said...

I really like the book Eyeball Animation Drawing Book Dinosaur Edition. Thank you!

Amy B. said...

Another book listed on the publisher's site is Here's Looking at You: In Your Dreams
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy b.
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Amy B. said...

I'm a follower!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy b.
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shopannies said...

twittered about the giveaway and following you name is shopannies http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/1370557959

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Carol said...

Crazy Cats looks good! I know my grandson would like it.
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Carol said...

I follow you on Twitter (CarolAnnM)
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Staci said...

Baby Turtle's Tail is also available and looks like a cute book!
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Stacy said...

I like the "Here's Looking At You-In Your Dreams" Book. http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/products/?isbn=0740781073 It looks interesting with the mirror inside.

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Stacy said...

I follow your blog!

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Stacy said...

Giveaway Blogged!
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Stacy said...

Followed on twitter and tweeted!
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darbyscloset said...

What a cute book, I'd love to have my own copy to share with my class!
Thanks so much,
Darby
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Tamara B. said...

My granddaughter woudl jut love reading this book. I also like the The Turtle's Tale and the Here's Looking at You: In Your Dreams books too.
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Sarah said...

You Can with Beakman & Jax:
Way More Science Stuff You Can Do

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

The Flip & Click Big Book of Games: 100 Games looks really fun!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

"Baby Turtle's Tale" looks fun also. Thanks for the contest!

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mindy said...

silly dogs thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Marta said...

i'd love to win this book...i think the 'in your dreams' book looks neat too!

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cdziuba said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1399975329

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Alice H said...

I'd love to read "Silly Dogs" by Gandee Vasan - looks great! Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

auntrene said...

We would also love to read
"Silly Dogs," and "Crazy Cats" My kiddos would love them. The Bee & Me is fantastic, I have a little girl I would love to share it with, she is 8 and she is very interested in bees and bee keeping, she visited a lady who helped her learn a lot more as the lady is a bee keeper. She would love this book.
Thanks!

Book Lover Lisa said...

The 'in your dreams' book looks sweet.

I follow.

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Grandma said...

Crazy Cats looks like fun.

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Kristie said...

'Baby Turtle's Tale' looks adorable!

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Wehaf said...

One choice is the Eyeball Animation Drawing Book: Dinosaur Edition.

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Renee G said...

Silly Dogs looks like a fun book.

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Cindy said...

Lacey O'Neal looks like a fabulous book my daughter would love. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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megankortepeter said...

My daughter loves her "puppa" so I imagine she would like the I Like Dogs book.

bison61 said...

the book - the Real little Bunny looks very cute

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yyeres said...

Crazy Cats by Gandee Vasan looks like a great book. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

tatertot374 said...

My son would enjoy the eyeball animation book. Thank you
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Hoping for a Miracle~~ said...

I like Frog in the Kitchen Sink!

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Hoping for a Miracle~~ said...

I follow your blog.

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Tamara B. said...

The Here's Looking at You: In Your Dreams book my daughter would love too.
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liane66 said...

Crazy Cats.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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cstironkat said...

Alison the animal lover would like either Crazy Cats and Silly Dogs.

Sara and Alex said...

I love the Baby Turtle's Tale as well. We love to go to Hawaii and I want to teach my daughter about the sea and creatures!

Amy said...

My little guy would love the Crazy Cats book (or at least I would!)

taterbug said...

Silly Dogs by Gandee Vasan looks like one we would enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway.

taterbug said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted.
http://twitter.com/taterbugtx/status/1448904612

Creative Mom said...

I like Mass Historia-365 Days of Historical facts-a humour book for my older teen who is a history buff.
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Bingo said...

I think SILLY DOGS looks like a winner. Thanks for the entry. Also, I follow.

Marie said...

My kids would also like the "Crazy Cats" books since we have three Crazy Cats of our own :-)

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Lauren said...

The Silly Dogs book is adorable! I like how it uses the sense of touch as well to keep the child involved.

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Lauren said...

I also subscribe via email.

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Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

I like the baby turtles book. Our neighbors have turtles in the yard that they take care of and feed, my son and I love the turtles.

Sara and Alex said...

follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1467902146

sachidewey said...

I bet my son would like the Eyeball Animation Drawing Book: Underwater Safari Edition