Our Bedtime story this week: The BumbleBear by Nadia Shireen
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- Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:05
- Last Updated on 09 May 2016
- Monica Costa
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I might be biased this week choosing the bedtime story for the Kids Club, but meeting the lovely Nadia Shireen at the Penguin Random House HQ on the Strand certainly helped appreciate the tale of The BumbleBear. With the recent release of the new Disney’s Jungle Book, the honey seeking bear is more popular than ever. The BumbleBear is a lovely picture book for very young readers which caught my imagination and made me smile and think.
With the recent release of the new Disney’s Jungle book, the honey seeking bear is more popular than ever. The BumbleBear is a lovely picture book for very young readers which caught my imagination and made me smile and think.
It’s about Norman, the bear who thinks outside of the box to get hold of honey, which he adores. He dresses up like a bee and goes to bed school claiming to be a giant bee from giant bee land.
They accept him until caught eating honey they realise he is a bear and not a bee. He is obviously gutted and misses bee school. One day things change for the best when he helps the bees scare a huge bear away. He becomes the bees’ hero and is accepted as their BFF (best friend forever) including the perks, honey!
This sweet little story is beautifully illustrated and shows children that very different creatures can become unlikely friends. Above and beyond this story it teaches them to be tolerant and accepting of diversities.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums