Thursday, June 28, 2012
Book Review - Bee-Come! A Collection of Short Stories
As many would guess, Tsehay Alemayehu’s latest book is about bees. However, more importantly, ‘Bee-Come!’ is captivating insight into the important role that bees play in the interconnectedness and coexistence of Earth.
Beautifully told through a collection of short stories about nature, children and the young at heart will view one of the planet’s most useful creatures in a positive new light.
“The book focuses on the plight of bees, as well as showcasing the many benefits they bring to both mankind and out planet” says Tsehay, who wrote the book and is a firm supporter of nature’s role in the development of children’s education.
She continues, “Through wisdom-rich stories and engaging illustrations I hope to make my contribution to the thousands who are already taking positive action to reverse the problems that bees face. Their coexistence on Earth is under huge risk.”
The book’s first story starts at a local London park, allowing children to emerge themselves in the stories from a perspective that they understand. As children progress through the book they are treated to stories steeped with education and entertainment; all with the aim of instilling a caring and respectful attitude towards the world they are living in.
“While it’s a children’s book at heart, I am finding that many adults are also finding inspiration from the stories. I think that everyone can learn to appreciate bees’ contribution to the balance of our ecosystem and biodiversity” Tsehay adds.
The author also used the book as an opportunity to connect readers with real-world action. In fact, the book provides a list of organisations that readers may want to learn about and even join, to do their bit for the conservation of bees as well as the integrity of overall nature.
Links for these organisations can also be accessed via the book’s official website, which also contains a wealth of other information including a blog, online store and videos of the book.
“We are having an excellent response to the book and are delighted to be educating young people so that they can provide a safe and healthy planet for their future generations to enjoy” Tsehay concludes.
Bee-Come! A Collection of Short Stories is available now, published by Balboa Press. It can be purchased from Amazon and directly from the publisher.
For more information, please visit the book’s official website: http://www.bee-come.co.uk
About the Author
TsehayAlemayehu is a Montessori teacher, writer, and firm supporter of nature's role in the development of children's education. She is the author of two other children's storybooks, Zeraf! and The Girl Who Smelled Like Orange. She grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She now lives in the UK with her husband and their two children. Illustrator: Maya Bazzini was born in London. A graduate from University of Arts in London, she has been working on film production for the BBC, channel 4, Al Jazeera, and for independent British filmmakers.
My Take on the Book
For anyone who loves nature, this is a book that will transport you into the world of bees. The stories are vivid and truly bring out the amazingly complex world of bees and all of the things that they do to make our world that much better.After reading this book, I have to say that I have a much higher appreciation for bees and can see why it is so important to have them in our world! This was a great collection of well written stories that all should read (it is not a book just for kids)!
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