Follow the bees through their busy day, and use counting to enjoy the fun.
This is strictly a counting book.
4 to 6
1 to 4
Started reading with child 3 years old.
Buy if you want to have a nice, art-quality counting book for your child's library. This is one to have. Borrow if you are just looking to introduce numbers in a fun way.
As we closed the book on the first reading, our preschooler announced "Read it again, Mama." We've since read it a number of times, each one a little slower, as s/he begins to study the illustrations in more detail.
The story is really just a sequence of sentences counting out how many bees and what they do. The illustrations make the book.
The illustrations are beautiful, the bees are cute, and the pages are sturdy and will withstand frequent readings.
None, really. For parents, it would be fun to have a little more story or lead-ins for creating interactive reading.