Although, for family reasons, I haven’t been able to take part in many blog tours this summer, I’m delighted to support fellow blogger and tour organiser Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources in participating in this blog blitz for the children’s book The Beedog by Addie Broussard and illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi. I’m sharing my review today.
An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect. Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.
My Review of The Beedog
During a day at the beach Cora and Manny discover a creature they think might be a Beedog.
The Beedog is an entertaining and educational book for children aged around 6-9. I think some words like ‘recess’ instead of ‘playtime’ make it slightly more applicable to an American audience but even so I think this ‘different’ vocabulary could lead to some interesting research and discussions about language use in different parts of the world.
The story is simple and entertaining and gives a smashing prompt to children to look at, and find out about, nature. I really liked the extra activities that are available to go with the story so that there is the opportunity for art, creative writing, exercise and geography to name just a few things to go alongside the environmental science in the narrative.
The illustrations are lovely, being bright and colourful and balancing the amount of text really well.
I think The Beedog will appeal both to children and the adults sharing it with them because it is a fun tale with strong educational aspects. Great stuff!
About Joyeeta Neogi
Joyeeta Neogi is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed a passion for watercolor.
About Addie Broussard
Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal.
Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.
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