The Bird and The Bee
By Jonnie Forster
Against the laws of nature, love really does conquer all.
Everyone remembers the coming of age tale of the Birds and The Bees. Finally, meet the two origins of the story, Herbie and Bree, and how they joined forces to change the world.
The book follows Herbie the Hummingbird and Bree the Princess Bee, two characters from very different backgrounds as they set off on their journey to help save the forest. Along the way, they meet a colorful trove of beautifully illustrated characters, brought to life by Ukrainian artist and refugee Yuliia Lestes, and learn lessons of love and acceptance, and to quote the book “if progress must start somewhere why not with Herbie and Bree."
I love the whole play on the birds and the bees. This story is more about re-pollination than reproduction. The story teaches us about acceptance and teamwork from two characters from different backgrounds. The characters are fun and colorful. My son really liked how Herbie wore a backwards hat. I liked how Queen Bee and Bubbie were seen as the elder ladies who come together to talk about their children to make sure they come together to do the right thing and help preserve the forest. The Bird and The Bee is a wonderful and entertaining story that your kids are sure to love.
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