Rise and Shine by Rodica Licsari is a wonderful children’s book with the sweetest illustrations! Just looking at this adorable cover will give you an idea of the illustrations inside. Although this book is for children aged 5-12, as an adult I found it very informative and interesting. It’s all about bees and boy did I learn a few things. For instance did you know bees have five eyes? I didn’t but I do now and it was little facts like this that made this such an enjoyable reading experience.
To share this book with a child would be a treat! I can imagine their wonder and excitement over the busy bee’s lives, not to mention their curiosity over all the busy doings of the bees. So many of the things in this book made me smile like when the mother bee is trying to get Tiny Bee out of bed and all she does is turn over and cover her eyes with one of her wings. Too cute!
The illustrations are so bright and vivid – they truly are beautiful and so very cute. There are pictures of the Nanny Bee with the little bees, Tiny Bee still in bed or sweeping up the floor in her apron, and this is just a few of them. To say the least I was taken with the story and the pictures completely.
Highly recommended for little readers and their parents! A really delightful little story!
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