if you’re looking for a bee themed book to read to children, you can’t go wrong with The Little Bee That Lost Her Way by Paul Vagg.
The charmingly illustrated worker bee – looking like a northern granny in her Pom Pom hat and glasses – gets distracted while out filling her pollen baskets. She has all sorts of near misses with the local birds and beasts, including a magpie in a neckerchief, as she desperately tries to find her home again.
Tommy enjoyed reading about the little bee together, especially enjoying the part involving a big spider with many eyes. I’m pleased to say her story does have a happy ending! The book is written in rhyming poetry and filled with bright illustrations which should appeal to any child who loves insects and other animals.