When I was asked what type of research I did for Messy-o-saurus, I replied, “None! I had three little Messy-o-saurus at home!”
It’s quite magical when I think about children listening to their favourite stories over and over. They still laugh at the funny bits, point at the pictures, join in with the words and beam enthusiastically like it’s not a book they’ve heard a hundred times before!
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.
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?
Rachel Weston, Elaine Williams and other children’s book writers based in the Bay of Plenty & surrounding areas will now be available at Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books
Lizzie from Star Radio learnt lots of fascinating & fun facts when she chatted with Rachel Weston about her book, Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet.
This book by Rachel Weston is such a stunner and Scott Tulloch’s illustrations are just a dream.
Fruit-loving dog a lively kids’ tale. “Do you think reading will help children through this strange time of Covid?”
The rhythm, rhyme and repetition in Boo Goes Tutti Frutti reads similarly to Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary series.
If we want our children to become life-long readers, ensuring reading is a time of fun and joy is crucial. Boo Goes Tutti Frutti ticks all those boxes.
There is something special about the feel of a print picture book in your hands. The cover beckons you to read it and little fingers want to explore it.
As a mother, grandmother and teacher for 40 years I pride myself in instinctively knowing when a book has the potential to be a long-lasting classic.
This is a brilliant book for whanau and kaiako to use to support children as they transition in to, or between, early childhood education services.
Take a look inside Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet book by watching this fantastic book review by Zak! Find out what makes the bumblebee a Super Duper pollinator.
Actually, there are probably more than a few adults who could think about these messages too.
Radio chat with Mark & Jolene from The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM about release of Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend!
Great to chat with Mark and Joelene from The Breeze radio station about the release of Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend!
Great review from Josh 7yrs and Kaleb 5yrs from Upstart Magazine 2020.
Bee amazed, bee informed, bee delighted by the super-duper, power-packed bumblebee.
I was enchanted by Rachel Weston’s attractive little bumblebee book right from the moment I read its title, Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet.
What a perfect summery cover for a book about bees. The book is packed with information on everything you ever wanted to know about bees and more. I shared this with a group of children and this is what they had to say.
Radio chat with Mark & Jolene from The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM about release of Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet
Great to chat with Mark and Joelene from The Breeze radio station about the release of Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet!
Tauranga City Libraries and BIOBees invite you to the launch of Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet by Rachel Weston. Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet takes you on an amazing bumblebee discovery, that will help children, and the young at heart, understand the important role bumblebees play in growing our delicious foods and in our ecosystem.
This is what inside a live Bumblebee Hive looks like. Keep your eye out for the Queen Bumble Bee!
Brain Kelly interviews Rachel Weston on her new book Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet.
Do you want to get involved with the Drawing competition for Western Bay of Plenty Primary School Kids? Go to APATA’s website www.apata.co.nz/billboard for more details.