Book Review, Picture Books

Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees by Catherine Jacob & Lucy Fleming

Betsy Buglove is a girl who loves bugs! She does all she can to help them. When she receives a special present from Gran, it opens up a whole new world for her. This magic magnifying glass allows her to hear the insects speaking to her. As they share their worries, she realises they’re in great danger. Apparently, the neighbour next door wants to pave over their garden. It’s up to Betsy to save them!

Betsy must convince him of the importance of bees and other insects. In the end, she proves that a passionate, caring child can make a difference – no matter how small. Betsy’s dedication to even the smallest creatures around her is an inspiration for other children.

This story is perfect for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and will enhance topics about nature, mini beasts, plants and the world around them. Children will be challenged in their convictions and inspired to stand up for wildlife.

Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees would pair wonderfully with Omar, the Bees and Me – another fantastic picture book promoting the importance of bees.

Our own children have been so privileged to grow up attending a school with their own farm and bee hives. They have learned about the impact of bees on the environment and how important it is to protect them.

Find out more about the bees at Farsley Farfield Primary School here

Thank you to Scholastic for this lovely book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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