Little Bee

A Day in the Life of a Little Bee

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Pub Date 5 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 12 Jul 2022

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In this new series, based on the everyday adventures of wild animals, discover Little Bee gets up to, and meet their family, learning loads of great facts along the way!
Little Bee has a BIG family! She has over one hundred sisters and a few baby brothers, and they all live together in the nest with their Mummy, the Queen. Little Bee is super excited to introduce us to her family and explore the nest together.
Learn all about nature’s hardest worker:
  • What happens in the nest
  • What pollination is
  • Who the queen is
  • How honeybees talk to each other
  • Why bees are so important
This adorable story is followed by a fun factivity section packed with craft projects, case studies, and a quiz section at the back of the book, so you can put everything you have learnt about Little Bee and their family to the test.

Beautiful and bright illustrations will make this informative book a hit with children of all ages!

In the Really Wild Families series, based on the everyday adventures of wild animals, discover what the littlest members of the family get up to! Through their eyes we will explore the habitats, family dynamics and how they play, grow and survive as a family.
In this new series, based on the everyday adventures of wild animals, discover Little Bee gets up to, and meet their family, learning loads of great facts along the way!
Little Bee has a BIG family!...

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ISBN 9780711274150
PRICE US$14.99 (USD)

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<b> Little Bee </b> is a Children's picture book where we follow Little Bee, a bumblebee, basically from birth on his adventures!

The artwork used throughout the cover and the pages is really great. It's inviting, cute, and my toddler smiles at it when we read.

Throughout the pages we learn about the different types of bees: the Queen, the worker bees, nurse bees, etc. It was an easy explanation for kids to learn about the types of bees as well as for adults to learn a bit more about bees. Learning about how the queen lays eggs, to the nectar in pots, as well as collecting pollen was a fun read!

At the end there is information about bees and fun facts which is nice, as well as some photos of bees, there's even some fun activities for kids to do.

5 Stars. Would recommend. It's a great read, as well as I could see using it alongside homeschooling or with classroom curriculum.

<b>Thanks to the publisher, Quarto Publishing Group – QEB Publishing, the author, and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy to read and review. Review will also be posted to my blog (, GoodReads, TikTok (@unearthingeco), as well as NetGalley reviews.</b>

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The charming bee on the cover made me want to read this book and I'm glad I did! I'm very impressed with this book. Little Bee introduces us to her family and explains what goes on inside her nest. We learn about the different types of bees: workers, drones, queens. This book is well written with thorough descriptions and it's packed full of educational materials. The adorable illustrations elevate this book to the next level. I loved all the activities, fun facts and games at the end of the book.

Both my children learn faster using multi-sensory learning. So, I appreciated the games and crafts section, so the kids could dive in and get their hands dirty. I'm looking forward to more A Day in the Life books.

Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group, for providing me with a digital ARC for an honest review.

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This is one of the best animal non fiction books I’ve seen for young readers. The artwork is so cute and their is a wealth of information in the book. I would say this book would be best for Preschool- 2nd grade. I think it is excellent as a tool for first research attempts as it is not overly complicated but full of information.

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The bee illustrations are absolutely adorable! This was a really cute little book and I loved how many facts there were about bees at the end.

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Well, this should be a big success, and hopefully many other animals get the same treatment in time. (I think we've had a lion and a platypus in this series, only, so far.) I think it's fair to say the artist was on a hiding to nothing with the task of making bees cute – not just their faces, but their huge long tongues, the royal jelly and other excreted fluids, and even the larvae that get faces here are on the more off-putting side. At least the text is on hand with its first-person reportage about a bee's day (and the different kinds of bee, and the seasonal birth of a queen's nest). A touch of science is joined by a few light puzzles for the end-matter, to extend the volume's use. A very well-presented, easily-read primer to the humble bumble and her cousins, for an audience seemingly almost too young to be told about them dying out.

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I am big fan of Anna Brett's "A Day in the Life" books and Little Bee is no exception! We get to see the life of a bee through the eyes of Little Bee. We meet her family, learn about each of their roles, and explore the happenings in the hive. The whimsical and cute pictures make learning these fun facts about bees too fun! My favorite illustration was the growth of the egg into a larva then pupa then bee inside the cells.

Young readers will devour this story without even realizing that they're learning real facts about bees. This book would be a great way to teach them about the importance of bees for our environment and help them realize that bees aren't so scary!

Thank you NetGalley and QEB Publishing for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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This is a cute book about Bees and this is lovely book for young children to understand what Bees to do with the flowers, different names the bees have to. The ending really good with fun facts and actions for them to do. The illustrations are lovely and go really well with the story.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.

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Little Bee is a fun little book about bees and how they go about the world! I loved the thorough descriptions of what types of bees can become (worker, drones, queens). The illustrations were sweet, not scary at all. I also loved all of the activities and facts at the end of the book!

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The cover of this children’s book drew me right in. The bee looks so friendly and happy. Open the pages of this delightfully illustrated book with a young nature lover or a child who fears bees; they may well feel braver after spending time with this title and understanding a bee’s life.

This book is packed with information. Children will discover what a day in the life of a bee looks like, how bees are born, the differing roles for girl and boy bees and more. At the end of this title, there are additional facts, some puzzles and crafts, and a quiz.

One comment-I was struck by how different the lives of the boy and girl bees were, to say nothing of the number of “babies” a queen bee has. There might be a bit of room here to discuss how bees and people are different in their choices. Just a thought.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto-QEB publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.

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This is the second book I've read of the Really Wild Family Series and would highly recommended it to any wildlife lover. The illustrator does such a perfect job of translating the authors words into pictures.

The story follows a little baby bee who is describing the life of a bee. It goes through all of the jobs and their duties. Even though this is a children's book, I learned a lot about bees too. I'd highly recommend the books from this series to any wildlife lover.

Thank you so much to QEB publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this ARC. I truly do love this book and would purchase this for my own family.

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OMG! The illustrated bees are so cute.

There are a lot of fun facts built into this picture book. It was fun to learn about the life-cycle of the bee and how the hive works. This is a great introduction to bees and why they are so important to the world.

A great addition to and classroom or library.

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