I hope you are all doing great today. When I found out about this book I got very excited. First because it sounds like a very interactive book that could help me in the future. And second, PORTUGAL!! That’s it.
Here is “The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal“, written by Addie Broussard and illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi.
Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Addie for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.
An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect.
Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.
Purchase from Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/Beedog-Insect-Discovery-Portugal-Traveler-ebook/dp/B07D771BHZ/
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beedog-Insect-Discovery-Portugal-Traveler-ebook/dp/B07D771BHZ/
Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal.
Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.
Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed a passion for watercolor.
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Personally, as a social educator, I loved this story. It was quick and entertaining and I can see how it could be use in classes or activities to promote kids curiosity about nature, especially insects. It could be the provoker for an activity.
Since it talks about Portugal, even if it’s a small reference, it was a sweet touch to me. So I do hope it gets translated one day. And I loved the brilliant work the illustrator did, because Praia do Carvalho in the illustration really looked like the real thing. You could see in the background the features of the rocks that made it look like the beach.
I have never been to Praia do Carvalho, it’s in the south of Portugal, and I live in the central coast. But I’m happy that the setting of the book was in my country. It made me so excited and curious.
About the actual story, like I said before it was a quick and entertaining book. It reminded me of fun moments with friends and family during summer time. It reminds me of just exploring and learning new things. That’s what’s being a kid is all about. It’s about having fun, going on an adventure, going out on a bike and drive around in our hometown and going for walks in the forest, seeing animals and connecting with nature. And then, going back to our other friends once Summer is over and teaching them what we learn during our vacations. It’s about learning, teaching and sharing knowledge, while having fun.
That been said, this book was perfect to me. I loved how it has that childhood adventure feeling and curiosity to learn more. So, of course I would recommend this book for parents, teachers, educators… I would recommend the book and the complimentary activities that come with the book because they are so cute and interesting that kids would have fun with it. The “Outdoor Creative Writing Prompts” was fantastic. And I loved the “Let’s Go to Portugal” one too.
Want to feel like a kid and go on a learning and fun adventure? Read this short story and remember your childhood.
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Hi Jess, Thank you for reviewing The Beedog. It’s wonderful to hear your take on the setting since you live in Portugal! I hope that the book gets translated into Portuguese one day too. – Addie P.S. – The pictures of the cat next to the book are great. I am not so sure that he/she likes the beedog 🙂
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Hi Addie! Thank you for your comment. About Nala (cat)… She likes books and she likes catching insects, but I agree that she would like the beedog.