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Meet Phoebe the worker bee. She could be any bee that you see today busily flying around collecting pollen and nectar from the flowers. This is her adventure, as she struggles to save her family and the hive.
The book contains the story, a colouring-in image, conservation tips, fact page and crossword. The audio CD includes the tale narrated by Mother Earth, a read-along version, Phoebe the Bee's theme and Mother Earth's theme. The story doesn’t end there as the author has provided some tips so you can support more bees in your own garden, even if it’s one flowerpot at a time.
"This delightful tale from Tales from Mother Earth invites us into the world of Phoebe the Bee and her search for pollen in the countryside around her. One day Phoebe discovers that the gardens and flowers that she relies upon for food are disappearing. She flies further and further from her hive until she eventually flies through a wooded glen to find a beautiful meadow garden filled with flowers. This is an ideal book for engaging young children with the theme of nature conservation. The threat facing Phoebe is real rather than fictionalised and the beautiful illustrations show Phoebe in intricate detail. An ideal way of sparking the children's imaginations and creativity as they look for bees in their setting and think about what they can do to help them thrive."
– Royal Forestry Society
"This delightful tale of Phoebe the worker bee – with superb illustrations, a picture to colour in, crossword and accompanying read-along CD – is a wonderful educational and fun adventure. After a good start to the year's foraging, Phoebe struggles to find nectar the hive needs as lawns are cut and replaced with concrete and decking. Never giving up, she perseveres until she comes across a meadow garden, filled with blooms of purple, red and pink. Filling her pollen sacs and drinking nectar, she returns to the hive, unloads, dances and returns to the wildflower garden with her sisters, savin the hive in doing so. You and your children or grandchildren will love this book. Fun, informative and with beautiful pictures, it is certainly one to treasure"
– Plantlife, summer 2020