Afternoon everyone.  I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far! Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for the gorgeous, What the World Needs Now – Bees! by Cheryl Rosebush.  I adored the first book and couldn’t wait for this one and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  This is absolutely beautiful and delivers a really important message…enjoy!

about what the world needs now – bees!

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.

Where to buy:

We are really proud of our set up in the UK. All books in the series are printed in and shipped from the UK, which means we can pass along shipping savings to the customer, and the books have the lowest carbon footprint possible.
100% recycled paper, biodegradable lamination, vegetable-based inks and carbon-balanced printing we use, and now more than ever, these are books you can feel REALLY good about buying.

my thoughts

I absolutely adored this book, same as the first one.  This time we’re with gorgeous black bear Melly who tells us about the food bears like to eat and how bees help us and them.  We meet other gorgeous animals native to Ontario, Canada; as well as an introduction to other important bees around the world.  The book finishes with a wonderful activity page for kids which is a lovely finishing touch.

The book is beautifully illustrated.  It’s bright and colourful and will absolutely capture and hold children’s imaginations (as well as adults!).  The message in this is key and will teach youngster why bees are so important, why we should look after them and what we can do to help them.

And not only is the story wonderful and captivating, but the book is eco-friendly too! It’s printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable-based inks, coated with biodegradable lamination and printed with 100% renewable energy resources.   They also contribute to offset any carbon emissions.  So there really isn’t anything not to love about this book, right? RIGHT! 

If you’re looking for a wonderful new book for your child and want to help the world while you’re at it, then this is for you.  Not only will you get an absolutely gorgeous book but one that will deliver an important message in a beautiful way.  You will love Melly and the other characters, so why not check it out? 100 % recommended by me.



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.

Where to find Cheryl online: Website ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

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Thank you so much to the ladies at Love Books Tours for inviting me to take part, and to Cheryl and the publisher for gifting me with a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a fabulous weekend my lovelies, and I’ll be back soon!

Chelle x

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