When a boy finds a bee trapped in his bedroom he hides in fear. But when the friendly bee explains how helpful bees are, he learns that great things sometimes come in little, buzzing packages. This enhanced book features a read-to-me audio option as well as animation and sound effects. Optimized for iPad 2+.
Original Voice Over Narration Option
Animation and Sound Effects
Hidden Interactive Elements
A book that will draw inevitable and not necessarily favorable comparisons to Rufus Butler Seder's Gallop! and Swing!, this story boasts color pictures in inset panels that appear to move as the pages are turned. The animations a dog chasing a bee, a daisy opening its petals provide a "wow" factor, but unexceptional rhyming verse and illustrations weigh down the project. An anthropomorphized honeybee is chased by a dog into a house, where she is trapped after a frightened boy shuts the window. The bee begs for his aid, explaining how bees help plants, trees and flowers grow ("And then from her eye came a big, shiny tear./ 'We just want to help but you all run in fear' "). The animated panels are not especially well integrated, and a list of facts about bees is at odds with the fanciful depictions of a four-legged bee with big blue eyes. Ages 4 up.
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I love it 😍
You know what to do with a book you know how to write the words
Even the title
I don't think it's worth the 8 bucks they just got from me. It doesn't add up at how it is advertised. My fault! Hate it!