Title: Buzzy the Bumblebee
Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson
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