Bee Mine by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Bryony Clarkson

Bee Mine by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Bryony Clarkson. Tiger tales, (9781680106398), 2020

Format:  Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   Rhyming text and brightly colored illustrations combine in this ode to love. “Hi there spotted ladybug! I will always follow you…Because when we’re together, you make my dreams come true.”   Each sturdy page has a die cut that allows a pair of creatures to meet nose to nose with a “kiss kiss.” From the pair of bees on the cover to ladybugs, fireflies, snails, caterpillars to the final butterflies, each pair is a celebration of love and springtime.  The text and illustrations, along with the raised characters and die cuts, make this a lovely choice for very young children.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Perfect for one to one sharing or as part of a baby toddler story time abut spring and love.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and pre-school and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 10/16/2020         

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