The Beeman is a wonderful children’s book sold by Barefoot Books. I am a Barefoot Books Ambassador, so I may be biased, but I absolutely love their books. It’s written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Valeria Cis. The Beeman is a heartwarming story about a boy and his grandpa, who is the local beeman. The boy and his grandpa tend to the bees together and harvest the honey, all while the story mentions the jobs of the bees in the hive.
At the end of the book, there are a couple of pages of facts about bees and what they do and why they are important. After this, there is a recipe for the Apple and Honey muffins that the boy’s grandma makes in the story. I love that this book features a family spending time together doing something important. Also, the lessons taught in this book about bees is an important one. The bee population is an extremely important part nature and without the bees, we’d be in trouble. So teaching kids that bees aren’t scary and that they actually serve a greater purpose is so important. I highly recommend this book as it is not only entertaining but also educational. My kids were shocked and interested the entire time as we read facts about bees. The recipe is just an added bonus and makes for a great opportunity to do a fun activity with your kids while continuing the conversation about bees, their importance, and the yummy honey that they produce.
If you’d like to find this book for your kids, check out Barefoot Books HERE. This is my ambassador link and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about this awesome company and our line of educational and diverse books and activities.