#BlogTour #BookReview for What the World Needs Now – Bees! By Cheryl Rosebush @LoveBooksGroup @cherylrosebush @freshly_press #lovebookstours

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 REVIEW

I read this book with my daughter and she loved it and as a mum I have to say I thought that it was excellent!

This is the second book in this series (they are fine to read as standalones and don’t need to be read in any particular order) and I must say that again the illustrations in this one are stunningly beautiful, they alone make this a book I would pick up!

The book was lovely it was informative and fun and she learnt a lot from it. She is a huge fan of the outdoors and we like to go out so she can be a nature explorer and look at the bees, bugs, birds and flowers and te bug has shown her again how vital bees are for us! Some of the words were a little old for her but it is a book she can re-read and will mean more to her as she grows and learns at school too.

It was well written and easy to follow and a big hit in our house again, I think we loved this one even more than the first as melly is just lovely! It is five stars from us for this one – delightful and a great way to teach children about bees and how vital they are to the world we live in – and it helps even more that Ava loves buzzy bees and she even has a bee house in our garden to help them!

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 aging 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-paneled 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 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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