Little Honey Bee by Jane Ormes

SPS member, Jane Ormes has recently created this beautiful children’s book. It is available from all good book shops.

In a spring garden, the flowers are slowly coming out as the weather warms up. As the flowers come, so too do bees and other forms of life. This follow-on from Little Tree is a simple counting book with a difference. The text will count emerging spring flowers from one to ten, but under petals and on the reverse sides of leaves, the same number of bees will also appear. As the garden fills up with flowers, so it fills up with life. Each page of the book has lift-the-flaps that correspond with the shapes and layers of the different flowers. Readers will be able to open the petals of a sunflower and turn a vine of dog rose buds into an archway of fully bloomed flowers.

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