Both my children have loved books from an early age. My daughter started reading at age 4, and my preschooler son will soon begin his journey to readership as he begins recognizing letters. Both my kiddos also love listening to me read books aloud, and my son is especially fond of colorful picture books with shortened text that I read to him again and again. When recently offered the chance to review Thank You, Bees written and illustrated by Toni Yuly in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library.
Currently residing in Bremerton, Washington, author and illustrator Toni Yuly has created many picture books including Early Bird, Night Owl, and Cat Nap. After spending many years as a librarian, she now dedicates herself to designing, painting, and writing all day.
Recommended for younger readers between the ages of 2 and 5 in preschool through kindergarten, Thank You, Bees offers a gentle message of gratitude and connection. The simple text is enhanced by beautifully simple collage illustrations. The 32-page full-color hardback book with dust jacket currently costs $11.52 on Amazon with list price of $15.99.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thank You, Bees provides a simple message about thankfulness for the youngest readers. My almost 6-year-old easily breezes through the pages, and my preschooler son enjoys hearing me or his big sister read the book aloud. Because of the limited text, I am happy to reread the book to my son again and again when he asks. The torn paper illustrations are bright and color with simple images that bring the text to life. Toddlers and infants younger than 2 can also enjoy the bold collages throughout the pages. Thank You, Bees is a perfect read during the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year.
If you are searching for a simple book about gratitude for your young reader, I definitely recommend checking out Thank You, Bees written and illustrated by Toni Yuly. The minimal text offers an important message about thankfulness, making the book perfect for the holiday season. The torn paper illustrations are bright and color and really bring the text to life. Although recommended for readers between the ages of 2 and 5 in preschool through kindergarten, younger toddlers will also enjoy the simplicity and sweetness of the book.
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‘Thank You, Bees’ Book Review © 2017 Heather Johnson
Front Cover of ‘Thank You, Bees’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Thank You, Bees’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
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