This is the story of how kind Kimmy the Koala helps out the buzzing honey bees in Summertown Wood.
Many thanks to the author Graham Swan and Clink Street publishing for the ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
This is a charming tale of Kimmy the Koala, who loves honey so much, he decides to help the bees make more of his favourite treat.
I loved that young readers and their parents learn as they read the story, how honey is made. We also learn how we can help the bees ourselves by planting seeds and seedlings in our garden’s. It makes the book that extra bit special. Children love learning about nature and making a story about many people’s favourite treat, will open their eyes to the world around them and how they to can help the honey bees. I can imagine walks in the wood taking on a special sense of adventure and learning after reading Graham Swan’s book.
As readers, we are taken on a delightful journey into Summerdown Wood where we meet Kimmy and his friends, who include Guy the gorilla and Warewood the wise old tree amongst many others. All the characters become involved in the task and adventure with Kimmy, teaching readers when we work together, we can achieves so much.
The illustrations are fun and fit in well with the story being told. My favourite being Kimmy himself who eagerness to help the bees is infectious and inspiring. I’m off to visit one of the youngest members of my family in a few weeks and I plan on visiting Summerdown Wood with her and making plans to help the bees make honey next year in her Grandma’s garden.
It’s a lovely and charming read.
Graham Swan has worked as a graphic designer in the UK and is currently a college lecturer in Fife, Scotland. He currently lives in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. This is his first published book.