Children dip in and out of imaginative play so easily, there’s no boundaries and no rules, just the freedom to wander and make mess where they will.
Some great questions were asked by the Northern Advocate about my interest in bumblebees and why I wrote and published picture book, Bumblebee, for children 1-5 years.
Snuggle up and get comfy it’s story time with the lovely Suzy Cato reading, Bumblebee, by Rachel Weston.
Grab a little one and snuggle up for a virtual story time reading of “Boo goes Tutti Frutti” by Dee Atkinson, Waipā District Libraries.
This article by, Jenny Argante, in Seasons Magazine talks a little bit about my journey leading up to writing and publishing stories for children. It starts with my idyllic childhood growing up in Northland, touches on my working years in Auckland as a Travel Agent before I spent ten wonderful years home schooling our children.
Children have enquiring minds and ask wonderful questions. This story will prompt some of those interesting questions. I’ve added some information about bumble(bees) in the back of this book. It’s easier for children to care about bees when they understand what they do and why they should look after them.
This beautifully crafted piece of writing by Rachel Weston, lovingly adorned with vibrant and colourful illustrations by Deborah Hinde.
It puts a smile on my face and warms my heart to read about this Nana and her three precious grandchildren reading, Bumblebee. Story time with the grandies and learning about buzzy bumblebees in the garden, what could be better?
I wrote Bumblebee for younger children to show them the incredible connection between bees, flowers and the food we eat.
It’s amazing to think 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat come from pollinated plants! Bumblebees are SUPER pollinators that help our fruits and vegetables grow.