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Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees

An adorable story which celebrates the big impact of small things.

Betsy loves bugs, but when her grandma sends her a magical magnifying glass which allows her to communicate with them, she discovers that the bees living next door are in danger. Can Betsy save the day before their precious home is replaced with pavement?

This picture book has a fun rhyme scheme which flowed really well and added humour. We loved putting on different voices for all of the tiny insects Betsy meets. I loved the environmental message about the importance of gardens and bees, but this story is also great for children who panic at the sight of tiny wildlife, making them approachable and friendly. The facts on the opening and closing pages were also really interesting.

Betsy Buglove has beautiful illustrations throughout, filled with colour, fun and tiny details. This picture book is a real celebration of nature. Fleming's artwork is so adorable and makes this book very special. It would be impossible to walk past it on a shelf without stopping, and the bugs are cute enough to win over the biggest creepy crawly avoiders.

Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees is written by Catherine Jacob and illustrated by Lucy Fleming.

Thank you Scholastic for sending us a copy to review


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