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The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal by Addie Broussard #Children’s #Review #BlogTour #Science

As a primary teacher, this is just the sort of inspirational book I’d love to share with pupils! It has lovely, full colour illustrations and an engaging story that will help encourage youngsters to start exploring their world with interest and engagement, looking at insects and learning about them. In this story, two children are building themselves a sandcastle when they spot a strange insect. Through their observations the children in the story will hopefully help encourage other children to react similarly when spotting previously unknown creatures.

I found the story interesting and well presented with illustrations which will appeal to youngsters. It is a great story to share with individuals, small groups or a class and there are lots of suggested activities for youngsters to participate in after reading the story. As well as for teachers, these could prove particularly useful for parents or carers who are interested in encouraging the children in their care to explore the world around them – and not react negatively to insectivorous wildlife!

I requested a copy of this book and was given one without obligation. This review is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

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.

Purchase from Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/Beedog-Insect-Discovery-Portugal-Traveler-ebook/dp/B07D771BHZ/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beedog-Insect-Discovery-Portugal-Traveler-ebook/dp/B07D771BHZ/

Author Bio – 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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Book resources at https://twoumbrellasplease.com


Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the associated tour. The review is my own, honest opinion after requesting a copy of this book and choosing to read it.


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One comment on “The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal by Addie Broussard #Children’s #Review #BlogTour #Science

  1. Addie
    August 28, 2018

    Thank you so much for the review. To hear you’re a primary teacher who thought the book offered a lot of value for students puts a huge smile on my face. I love that the internet and use of the phone was something you thought kids could relate with. Thanks again! – Addie 🙂


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