Bee & Me – Alison Jay



Walker Books Australia

Imprint: Old Barn Books

July 2016

ISBN 9781910646052



When an exhausted bee flew into Alison Jay’s studio she revived it with some sugary water and the genesis of this beautiful book was underway.

A wordless story about friendship and a gentle introduction to an important ecological issue, this is an inspiring exploration of the power of illustration. There is so much rich detail in these pictures that readers will return again and again to discover more each time.

A little girl, a rescued bee and a lonely neighbour forge a friendship and undertake to fill their drab city with flowers.

I love that at the end of the book is information about bee-friendly plants for gardens and ideas to make your yard a happy sanctuary for bees.  As well as the delight of the story this would clearly make a marvellous addition to any unit of work focused on ecology and habitats.

Watch a trailer here.

Highly recommended for readers from Prep upwards.


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