We had the e-book version of this, and my five-year-old loved this book so much that she wanted me to order the physical copy. She also ran immediately to her dad – who was sick in bed, poor soul – to make sure we had flowers to help the honey bees. We do, he already makes sure to leave some when cutting the grass.

About the Book

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Author Website: www.judithaewa.com

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Bibi notices the honey bees near her house are becoming less and less and becomes concerned about their plight. She wants to ensure that kids have honey at breakfast for years to come.

Bibi and her friends embark on an adventure to save the honey bees, navigating through a maze of obstacles Mother Nature throws in their path. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles, so they can help the bees?

Entertaining, touching, and educational, Bibi Saves the Honey Bees will help children understand that they, as individuals, can make a difference to our planet.

My Thoughts

I love everything about this book. It’s marketed for five to eight-year-olds and that seems spot-on to me. My five-and-a-half-year-old loved it. She’s autistic, heavy on the ADHD symptoms, and she got a little wiggly in the middle. But the story pulled her back in, which is impressive. Only her favorite books usually do that, so I’m inclined to agree with her that it’s one we should add to our permanent collection!

My gal is an empathetic girl who also cares about the environment and our planet, like Bibi, so it’s not a surprise she loved this book. She gets very upset when she sees litter. We’re Unitarian Universalists, so it’s in our value system, and we strive to live our values. So seeing books like this becoming mainstream to help teach kids about the world is fantastic! We need more books like this that teach kids we have to take care of the world, including our little animal friends.

While Bibi definitely had at least a partially selfish motive for saving the bees, I believe that she also wanted to save them for good reasons as well. I believe this book represented the children well, presented the problem in a clear, understandable way, and was engaging for children. It is a great resource to start the conversation of bees and other conservation issues with kids. Whether in a classroom or at home, this is a fantastic resource.

I am so grateful to the author and Love Books Tours for including me in this tour. And I will definitely keep an eye out for more books by the author, whether they’re about Bibi and her adventures or other characters!

Who’s It For?

This book is intended for five to eight-year-old children. That seems like a good fit. Some younger children might be ready for it, and I don’t think it would necessarily bore older children – I rather enjoyed it. But the older children might consider the artwork and language “babyish” as older children like to do. It’s a very engaging and age-appropriate book for the intended audience.

About the Author

Judith A. Ewa is the debut author of the new children’s book “Bibi Saves the Honey Bees”. Her international career as a finance professional, currently working in the area of climate change, has spanned the areas of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and peacekeeping. The focus of her career has been on improving the lives of children around the world, especially in developing countries.

Her latest work is part of a 3-book series aimed at bringing awareness to children about the importance of preserving the environment and highlighting the effects of climate change. Each book also offers a simple solution that children can actively do to bring about small changes.

Judith holds an MBA from the University of Leicester. She enjoys listening to jazz, is an avid football and tennis fan, and currently resides in Switzerland. Find out more about Judith at www.judithaewa.com.

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