The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal
An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect. Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.
Many thanks to the author and blog tour organiser Rachel Gilbey for the ARC in return for an honest review.
The Beedog is a book about two children who on a visit to the beach come across an insect that looks like a Bee, but is it? It sparks an interest in the insect’s behaviour and what creature it might be!
This book is very much a learning tool designed to get children interested in the natural sciences and it does it exceedingly well. The writer guides the reader from the excitement of a trip to the seaside and then how to use the internet to identify what they were watching in the sand. Through narrowing down the search criteria they manage to identity the insect and why it was digging in the sand.
Its strong point is that it encourages the children reading the book to look at the world around them and then use modern technology to identify what they are looking at. It’s a fun way to integrate the world around us into our children’s everyday lives and the way children learn through the internet, creating a learning pathway children will love, understand and identify with. You not only get the book, you can download additional learning sheets to, which makes it very useful for both home learning and a resource for teachers.
The illustrations are colourful and attract the attention of the reader and the accompanying text is easy to read.
Why would I recommend this book? Because it is a great learning aid that could be used by parents at home who want to encourage their children to learn in a fun and interactive way. It’s not just for teachers, parents and children will find it fun to use as well and that’s what makes it such an great book.
You can purchase The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal from Amazon
About the author.
Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal.
Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.
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About the illustrator Bio, Joyeeta Neogi
Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed a passion for watercolour.