Title: Buzzy the Bumblebee
Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson
Illustrator: Michael G. Monroe
ISBN: 9781585361663 Language: English
Themes: self belief
What’s it about?
This is a story about a bumblebee who discovers a shocking truth – a bumblebee is not meant to be able to fly! After flying his whole life Buzzy now finds himself grounded and unable to even get lift-off. He sets off on a journey of self-discovery.
This story is written with rhyming paragraphs which makes it a fun read. It is well paced and works well as a story to predict “what might happen next”. It has gorgeous illustrations that depict the written text well. The book has a fitting conclusion.
As much as I love rhyming books it does mean that the story drags a little here and there. Some of the paragraphs appear “squished” to the side
This is an enchanting story that would work well at the beginning of the year to set up the types of positive behaviours you would like to see.