May 2019 Children's & YA General Titles

In the Garden

I Saw a Bee Rob Ramsden

In the Garden

I Saw a Bee
Rob Ramsden

Paperback | May 2020 | Scallywag Press | 9781912650347 | 32pp | 240x240mm | GEN | AUD$16.99, NZD$21.99
Hardback | May 2019 | Scallywag Press | 9781912650033 | 32pp | 240x240mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 3 to 6

First in a series of stories which encourage young children to enjoy and appreciate the natural world.

A little boy is alarmed when he discovers a bee in a box. At first he is frightened and reacts aggressively. But gradually he realises that the bee won't harm him and that they can be friends.

'Young children will love the vibrant illustrations and simple, rhythmic text, which tells the story of a little boy who befriends a bee.' — The Oldie

'Conveys its crucial environmental message without a hint of preachiness.' — Books for Keeps

'With short rhythmic text and glowing illustrations it is set to be a story read over and over again.' — Angels and Urchins
'Beautifully simple – it's perfect for beginning readers – and told with a catchy natural rhythm, Rob's textis highly repeatable. A delicious first picture book.' — Red Reading Hub
'This is a simple bedtime story with an important message. At a time when insects are in steep decline ensuring that the next generation has a positive attitude to the natural world is imperative. Here is a book that will initiate that mind set.' — Antenna, Royal Entomological Society
'Environmental conservation particularly the importance of insects is big news•'an ideal way to teach children about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.' — Lancashire Evening Post

Teachers' notes available here