As Bonnie Bee is going about her work, she meets Benny Butterfly, and a friendship quickly develops. Every day, they meet to play together. One day, when Bonnie is late getting back to the hive, the queen "grounds" her and it is weeks before she can go out again. Benny is very sad and lonely. When Bonnie finally comes to play again, they decide to be together forever. Their children are part butterfly, part bee.
Cute characters and a sweet story combine in this book kids from toddlers to kindergartners will love.
Our daughter enjoyed this book, particularly all of the wordplay with the word "bee." She liked reading the story, but found Uqualla, the quail's name, difficult to pronounce and remember.
This is a cute story. The rhyme is light, with a sing-song quality perfect for preschoolers; and a lots of word repetition, which is good for emerging readers. The "bee" phrases not only offer quick life lessons, but they fit with the content on their page. We have read this on and off for a couple of years, so it is nice to pick up again. If we read it day in/day out, we probably would have tired of it by now.
This is a rhyming story about patience and love.
Kids will enjoy Bonnie's and Benny's lessons about friendship and life.
7 to 9
3 to 8
Read with a 5 year old girl. At 7, she started reading this to us.
Borrow, at least. This is fun to read and could be a nice gift for an older reader graduating from elementary or middle school.
|Title||How Butterbees Came To Bee!|
|Author||Lana Grimm, Tania Bloch|
|Publisher||Bee, Unlimited Creations Inc. © 2001|