The Beedog by Allie Broussard – Book Review

The Beedog by Allie Broussard – Book Review


The Beedog by Addie Broussard

The Beedog
An Insect Discovery in Portugal

Author – Allie Broussard
Publisher – Two Umbrellas Media
Pages – 42
Released – 12th July 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1949137002
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect. Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.

A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love science.

Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.

For children aged 4-8.

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Cora and Manny are off to the beach with their Mum. Whilst there they decide to build a sandcastle in the shape of their pet cat Luna. Once built the pair have a game of Frisbee, but Manny ends up falling on the sandcastle. It is then that he notices something moving. A bug that looks like a bee, but it is digging in the sand like a dog – A Beedog!

Once home the pair decides to try and find what the bug really was on the computer and learn all about it. It was a Sand Wasp or Bembix Rostrata (Latin name).

The Beedog is a very short children’s book that teaches kids about the Sand Wasp – It also has information on other species of wasp too. The book has beautiful illustrations that really do stand off the page and bring the story to life.

The text is clear and easy to read, perfect for new readers. It also shows the two children playing together, having fun and learning how to research something together, cooperating. These are skills that all children need to learn.

At the back of the book is factual information on wasps. There is also a link to printable information and worksheets too, meaning that this book would be a great asset for a classroom project.

I enjoy The Beedog and learned a lot about a wasp I’d never heard of before.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Allie Broussard

Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal.

Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.

Illustrator Bio, Joyeeta Neogi

Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed a passion for watercolor.

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2 Responses

  1. Addie Broussard says:

    Stacey, thanks for sharing your review of The Beedog. Joyeeta will be thrilled to hear your comments about the illustrations 🙂

  2. You’re very welcome.