In her own inimitable style, Britta Teckentrup delivers a powerful message about the importance of our bees and the magnitude of the crisis, as they significantly dwindle in numbers.
Everything that Britta Teckentrup produces has a distinct air of quality, precision and delicacy about it and ‘Bee‘ is another fine example of her workmanship.
Britta has an unparalleled picture book history and a style truly synonymous with no other. Using her stunning collage style and clever use of die-cut hexagons, ‘Bee: Nature’s Tiny Miracle‘ is an inviting and engaging read for all ages.
With Patricia Hegarty’s lyrically jaunty, up-beat rhyme, we follow the miraculous journey of this tiny creature. It busily gathers nectar and flits from flower to flower, harvesting and spreading life across our planet.
Accompanied by Teckentrup‘s delightful illustrations, packed with colour and bustling with life, this innovative way to share our bee’s journey certainly packs some punch and highlights the importance of the tiny bee and the miracle of pollination.
With playful peep-through die-cuts and vibrant spreads, Hegarty and Teckentrup bring to life the enormity of the bee’s task and will undoubtedly entice younger readers to take an interest in this urgent plight.
You can almost hear the diligent bees buzzing with the turn of every page and can truly appreciate the importance of their role to our flowers and plant life.
“For every plant and flower you see
Was given life by one small bee.”
An ode to the importance of bees and impressing upon us how critical they are to our thriving natural world.
We’d also like to give a special mention to the end papers. We are greeted with a busy and beautiful spread full of flowers, plant life and insects, re-enforcing the message of the book and drawing it to an appropriate close.
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