KAIA AND THE BEES, by Maribeth Boelts, Illustrated by Angela Dominguez, Candlewick Press

The author of Those Shoes and an award-winning illustrator team up for the story of a girl who tries to overcome her fear of bees to see how amazing they are.

Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia’s dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that’s why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia — unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is. Against a sunny city setting, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Angela Dominguez depict Kaia’s small courageous steps — and her tiny insect neighbors — with great empathy and charm. Buzzing with storytime potential, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion, as well as the importance of bees to our world.

Out March 2020

40 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

A fantastic book about bees and fears of bees stinging. This book’s message is about courage to face fears, understand fears and appreciate the most important creature on our planet. Humans cannot survive without bees. Our character learns this and learns to respect and try to understand bees more, showing courage and being brave.

A lovely book about nature and our planet and what bees do for it.

I highly recommend this book for first-time readers and those young minds interested in our planet and honey.

I gave it:

Five golden rating star vector illustration in white background.

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