Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Please Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley...Review & Giveaway!

I have a sweet book to share with you today...Please  Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley.  This story is perfect to share with your little one this spring.  My daughter and I have been greatly enjoying it and we are planning on sharing with the honey store down the street later this week.  Here is the scoop....


Benedict has a pretty sweet life for a bear. Every morning the bees leave a jar of honey on his doorstep, and every day he has honey for breakfast and honey in his tea. It’s an important part of his day. But all that changes when the bees go on strike. Now it’s up to Benedict to listen to the bees, and he realizes there’s a lot more he could be doing to help them. So he fixes up the hive and learns to be a better beekeeper. Will the bees be pleased?

Our Thoughts:  What a cute story and important story!  Benedict is a regular bear who expects things to be "just so".  He goes about his day assuming his big honey needs will always be met because...why wouldn't they?!  The honey has always been there in more than ample supply so why should that change now?  When the bees go on strike because they are tired of all the "take, take, take" Benedict is perplexed.  What should he do??  Following him research and work on his garden to please the bees is adorable and fun and is a lovely message about taking care of those who take care of you.  It is a sweet story with a great message.  I also want to mention that the illustrations are outstanding.  Benedict is portrayed as an ambling bear wit kind eyes but the bees are my favorite with their picket signs and purpose!  This book is a delightful book for spring!

You can buy this book on the Albert Whitman website HERE.


Giveaway Alert!  Albert Whitman is graciously offering 2 Reviewed by Mom readers a copy of Please Pleasae the Bees by Gerald Kelley. Please use the attached rafflecopter form to enter.   Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

79 comments:

Arf2-D2 said...

I love spring planting time. I've got seedlings started and ready to go outside

Shelley P said...

My favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather. I can spend more time outdoors and also open the windows and let the fresh air in the house.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I'm busy planting milkweed for the butterflies right now with other nectar plants too

Ken Ohl said...

I love that it is time to get my golf clubs out

Jennifer Q. said...

I love spending time outside with my kids, and gardening in the spring.

Deanna Allen said...

I enjoy going outside after a long winter and seeing flowers come up!

Anonymous said...

I love watching all the trees as they bloom
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Rachel D said...

PicNics at the park

slb3334 said...

I like the warmer weather.

Audra said...

I love planting my veggie garden

Krista Cummings said...

Planting flowers and playing outside!

Janet Woodling said...

I love opening my windows letting the sunshine in and air out the house.

April Pachuta said...

We have a cherry blossom tree that is blooming now and makes me love spring!

clc408 said...

I love the warm weather and sunshine. All the flowers make me happy too.

Kristyn Martin said...

I love the warmer weather!

Elizabeth Brooks said...

We love planting a garden

Darcy Koch said...

One of my favorite things about Spring is attending my grandsons' baseball games.

Julie Lundstrom said...

My favorite part about Spring is the temps getting warmer and the snow melting. I love to see the grass turning green again.

Darlene said...

My favorite part of Spring is planting my garden and watching everything grow.

Katie Hyatt said...

I love that it's lighter out, warmer out, and the flowers start coming in!

Nafeeza Chung said...

I love the blossoming of flowers. The sweet chirp of birds during spring time

7odd60 said...

Giant swaths wildflowers along the hwy

katherine s said...

Playing outside and going for walks

Charlene S. said...

Currently I am enjoying the April showers. I love it when it rains.

Nancy said...

I love the wonderful springtime produce like asparagus and strawberries!

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Edye Nicole said...

I love the nice weather!

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Crystal Gregg said...

Tulips are my favorite too!

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wen budro said...

I love not having to try to walk on slippery ice. I also love the appearance of all the flowers and greenery.

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Danielle said...

Flowers! Warmth!

Stacy said...

Daffodils are my favorite flowers and it tells me I have a month to wait for warm weather.

John Smith said...

I agree. Tulips in the spring are an excellent thing!

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like working in my garden with my granddaughters.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the warmer weather

imaclutz89 said...

I love the warmer weather so we can get outside and go for walks!

allyson tice said...

I love the freedom of playing outoors with the kiddos! the running around..catching fireflies and mosquito bites!

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I love planting my garden and releasing lady bugs.

Aqdas Ahmed krazy_butafly2@msn.com said...

I really like the rain and the storms.

Lisa Ann said...

I love the blooming daffodils and jonquils.

msrodeobrat said...

My favorite thing about spring is it being day light longer after work, so I can get outside and enjoy it!
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Em Mahr said...

I love all the fresh produce!

Gabrielly Margutti said...

I love the warm weather.

Susan Genna said...

I like to inspire my daughter to plant to appreciate the planet and what it does for us.

Anonymous said...

Shorts and sandals!

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DiHamel said...

Warm weather, budding trees, spring peepers, and sandals...

Marilyn said...

I love the apple trees blossoming. They are at their peak in Michigan right now and are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love the warmer weather and flowers!
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Dynal Roberson said...

I love all the fresh new faces that appear in the springtime.

Shelley P said...

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rebecca11111 said...

I love to garden and love love the warmer weather

sallyc68 said...

I love getting the deck and outside furniture cleaned and out. hard work but the promise of a great season!

Amber C said...

I love the warmer weather and flowers blooming.

aperry said...

I enjoy raising lambs, ducklings and chicks.

Julie Waldron said...

I like when the weather starts warming up and I can hang clothes on the clothesline.

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heyjudette said...

I love seeing more flowers and more animals out!

shirley said...

I love all the new green grass and planting flowers.

Meghan B said...

Love being outside!

Sandra L said...

I love the smell of the grass after it has been cut for the first time in spring.

frecklefacecakes said...

I love having outide playtime with the kids. They love the garden.

Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite thing about Spring is seeing all the new baby animals.

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kim miller said...

The birds and flowers.

lildevilgirl22 said...

I love the roses blooming

Philip Lawrence said...

I like the way lilacs look and smell in Spring.

kat said...

Seeing the flowers on the trees before the leaves come out.

Jennifer Herman said...

We like to plant a garden.

Laura said...

I love the warm weather that comes with Spring! :)

Jilliann M said...

I love that it is light out later

Anonymous said...

I love the flowers beginning to bloom and all the green...trees, grass and bushes.
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Renee Rousseau said...

This spring I am so excited because my Lilacs bloomed for the very first time! Lilacs herald the spring!

John Herman said...

We like to plant a garden.

Melissa said...

One of my favorite things about spring is the trees sprouting their bright green leaves!

Sand said...

I love the flowers growing!