2021 · Blog Tour · Book review

Book Review: What the World Needs Now-Bees! by Cheryl Rosebush @LoveBooksGroup @cherylrosebush

Happy Saturday, I hope everyone has nice weekend filled with lots of books. I’m sharing my review today for the wonderful What The World Needs Now: Bees! By Cheryl Rosebush as part of the Love Books Tour blog tour.

About the book

Inside the sprawling forests of Ontario, Canada lives a friendly black bear named Melly. One of Melly’s favourite things to do is EAT! And many of the delicious fruits she snacks on wouldn’t grow without the help of some very important little forest creatures.
What the World Needs Now: Bees! explores the vital role busy, busy bees play in helping plants to grow the food people and animals love to eat.

My thoughts

In What The World Needs Now: Bees! we meet Melly a little black bear cub who lives in Ontario, Canada. Melly tells us about the forest and and bees, how there are different kinds of bees and how they help the plants to grow and much more.

This is such an informative book with such fantastic illustrations. I’ve lost count how many times we’ve sat and read this or looked through the pictures. My little one is nearly 3 and doesn’t quite understand the information in the book but after reading it she has been outside looking for bees and whispering buzz buzz at the flowers.

We’ve had lots of fun with this book also, hidden throughout the book is a little chipmunk and my daughter had great fun searching for it.

This book is part of a series and I’m really looking forward to learning more from the other books that follow and sharing them with my daughter. I honestly think these books would be a great addition to and classroom, they make learning fun.

If you have little ones, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends with children this book would be an excellent present for them.

Many thanks to Live Books Tours and Cheryl Rosebush for this beautiful copy for review and a spot on the blog tour.

About the author

I was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Canada in the cities of Burlington and St. Catharines. Long before the internet and mobile phones (now I’m ageing myself!), my childhood was spent in forests and parks, on bike rides, and playing hide and seek until the streetlights came on. My family did comical Griswold-style road trips in wood-panelled station wagons. We spent summers swimming in friends’ backyards. These are my very fortunate roots.
I knew from an early age that my destiny would take me far from Southern Ontario. I graduated high school and moved to Montreal to study international politics at McGill University. The subject fascinated me, but as graduation approached, I realized I didn’t know what I wanted to do with a degree in international politics. I didn’t want to become a lawyer. I didn’t want to become a politician or civil servant. The media industry, on the other hand, intrigued me.
The West Coast of Canada also intrigued me. So, after graduating McGill, I packed up again, moved to Vancouver and took the first media job I could get at a local Top 40 radio station (Z.95.3) in Vancouver. Best job. Great bosses. I learned so much. But after a couple of years there, the winds of change came calling again.
September 11, 2001. In a heartbeat, Z95.3 went from playing Britney Spears to reporting up-to-the-minute information on the local, national and international fallout of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. In that moment, I knew I had found my calling. I wanted to do something that was needed on a good day, and needed even more on a bad day. I wanted to become a full-time journalist.
So, I packed my bags again (a running theme in my life), and moved to Ottawa, Ontario to do my Masters of Journalism. Another incredible two years culminated in me getting a research internship with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) in London, England. That position helped me land back in Montreal for a second chapter there as a local news reporter for the CBC. While I was there, I wore just about every hat you could in CBC’s radio and TV newsrooms. Depending on the day, I was a researcher, producer, reporter, or online writer. I even filled in for the weather reports every once in a while.

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