Bee Yourself

Bee Yourself
$19.95

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Author: Sather, Kerry
Illustrator: Mark, David
ISBN: 9781894431668
Pub. Date: Oct 1, 2011
Size: 9.00″ x 9.00″
Pages: 32

I am a bumblebee. But I'm not happy being me. I would like to be someone new...but who?
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I am a bumblebee. But I'm not happy being me. I would like to be someone new...but who?
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ISBN 9781894431668
Publication Date Oct 1, 2011
Author Sather, Kerry
Illustrator Mark, David
Pages 32
Size 9.00″ x 9.00″
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SPG Book Review
At one time or another, most of us will have looked in the mirror and wished we were “someone new,” especially as children, where one look around the schoolyard could often have us seeing others who seemed to be more talented, more attractive, and smarter than we could ever hope to be.

That’s why first time children’s author Kerry Sather’s book Bee Yourself offers both parents and children alike a wonderful opportunity to see for themselves that sometimes just “beeing” yourself is the best thing around.

Taking you on a fun whimsical flight around the countryside, Bee Yourself shows you, through the eyes of a quirky little bee, that every creature has an upside and a downside to its existence and that truly, no one is perfect.

Complemented by David Mark’s wonderful illustrations that showcase the imagination of a little bee as it tries on different personalities and personae, you’ll laugh out loud when you see what a bee would look like dressed up as a butterfly, a frog, a bird, a bunny, and more. The hilarity includes an image of a little bee with the matter of fact stare of an enormous moose.

Bee Yourself is a great book suitable to children of all ages;

its simple rhymes and rhythms will have children knowing exactly where to jump in for the book’s signature line, aiding beginning readers in recognizing words, and engaging younger children who are not yet at reading level, to join in.

It also offers parents a great opportunity to use the book as a tool to help build their child’s self esteem, by opening up the discussion on how their child views themselves and others, and by helping them to identify where their own special talents and abilities lie.

Being a child in today’s over-achieving world can be daunting, but with Bee Yourself, children and parents alike will learn, that everyone has something to offer that makes them unique. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to stop and recognize them.
Review by Gail Jansen (SPG) / (Posted on 2015-02-22)
Retired teacher of elementary and middle school, lives in Alberta
Bee would like to be anyone but himself, but the question is, “Who should he be?” He’d like to be a beautiful butterfly, but they have to migrate every year. How about a frog? Wet weather wouldn’t be a bother, but eating bugs and catching them with his tongue wouldn’t be much fun. How about a bird or a fish? There are so many choices. But somehow, while being each animal would have its positives, there are also negatives that perhaps Bee would not like so much.

Bee Yourself is a delightful little book with lovely illustrations. Bee takes on the persona of each animal he thinks he’d like to be and finds that there are pros and cons to each. A quirky, black bug with smart little quips appears on many of the pages. While reading this story to Kindergarten children, making a game of finding the bug could add more fun. This story sends an important message to young children in a most entertaining way. Teachers could use this book for role playing during a curricular activity, and parents could share just for fun or read it to help young ones realize that being themselves is best. Young readers will love the rhyming format.

Recommended.
Review by Elaine Fuhr / (Posted on 2015-02-22)
SPG Book Review
At one time or another, most of us will have looked in the mirror and wished we were “someone new,” especially as children, where one look around the schoolyard could often have us seeing others who seemed to be more talented, more attractive, and smarter than we could ever hope to be.

That’s why first time children’s author Kerry Sather’s book Bee Yourself offers both parents and children alike a wonderful opportunity to see for themselves that sometimes just “beeing” yourself is the best thing around.

Taking you on a fun whimsical flight around the countryside, Bee Yourself shows you, through the eyes of a quirky little bee, that every creature has an upside and a downside to its existence and that truly, no one is perfect.

Complemented by David Mark’s wonderful illustrations that showcase the imagination of a little bee as it tries on different personalities and personae, you’ll laugh out loud when you see what a bee would look like dressed up as a butterfly,a frog, a bird, a bunny, and more. The hilarity includes an image of a little bee with the matter of fact stare of an enormous moose. Bee Yourself is a great book suitable to children of all ages; its simple rhymes and rhythms will have children knowing exactly where to jump in for the book’s signature line, aiding beginning readers in recognizing words, and engaging younger children who are not yet at reading level, to join in.

It also offers parents a great opportunity to use the book as a tool to help build their child’s self esteem, by opening up the discussion on how their child views themselves and others, and by helping them to identify where their own special talents and abilities lie.

Being a child in today’s over-achieving world can be daunting, but with Bee Yourself, children and parents alike will learn, that everyone has something to offer that makes them unique. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to stop and recognize them.
Review by Gail Jansen (SPG) / (Posted on 2015-01-17)