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Monday, May 19, 2014

REVIEW: Bee Helpful by JW Edwards III

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For Sunny Bee, being truly helpful means going anywhere and everywhere. When his beautiful sunflower friend Myah becomes very ill, Sunny travels to the “far side of the hills” seeking help. Faced with a series of challenges including a raging storm, large spiders, or even the intimidating Grandfather Oak, Sunny’s dedication never wavers! (ages 4 - 8) Softcover: http://amzn.com/0991325303 Hardcover: http://amzn.com/0991325311




RATING: 5 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Normally, I don't review little children's books like these. However, I have two daughters right in that age range where I thought they may like it. I did read it ahead of time to make sure there was an appropriate message in the book. I completely fell in love with little Sunny Bee. He was so adorable and such an awesome friend, showing that true friendship means you go above and beyond to help your friends, even when the going is difficult and people scoff at your efforts.
I had my eight year old read the book to me afterwards, and the only complaint she had was that the font was too small on the Kindle (we have a regular Kindle, not a Fire), she had difficulty reading it. There was no way of increasing the font, without destroying the pictures too. Perhaps the author will look into increasing the font size for little eyes.
My five year old loved the pictures. At this age though, its not a book they can read by themselves, its definitely an older reader book. I'm still hoping to see my older one read it to my younger one.



About the author:

DSC_0107J.W. Edwards III was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent the majority of his childhood there. Eventually he left St. Louis for engineering school and job opportunities. He has traveled across most the U.S. in search of a place to call home. He currently resides in northern California with his wife and three boys and works full-time as a software engineer while writing stories for his youngest son in his spare time. J.W. Edwards is busy these days working on a variety of writing projects which includes the Sunny Bee Book Series. Book number three, Bee Helpful, was the first one to be published. Books 1, 2, and 4 will follow soon in 2014.
Learn more about this series at www.sunnybeebooks.com.
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