Follow Bumbino on an exciting trip with your children, as he buzzes along through the beautiful forest of Abruzzi, Italy. Share in the adventure as Bumbino struggles to make new friends and learn a few simple Italian words. Get a valuable life lesson about accepting those who are different, and never give up on what you set out to do. Also see Bumbino's "How To Bee Attitudes" to use as your daily living guide. I hope you have as much fun reading and learning from it as I had creating it.
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The Italian Bumble Bee
By Art Manno, Cindy Huffman
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Once upon a time in the forest of Abruzzi, 'twas a bright and sunny day, one where life could be a doozy. Nono (Grandpa) Owl had taught all bumble bees were mean, when all of a sudden they saw Bumbino and quickly fled the scene.
Then Bumbino saw Mamma Mia, and with a big smile on his face, "Buon giorno!" "Good morning!" he called. Do you live in this nice place?" With quacking sounds and feathers that went flying in the breeze, the frightened ducks soon disappeared among the shady trees.
Why will no one play with me?" Bumbino asked, when left alone. He wanted to find a playmate before he went back home. Bumbino soon started out on his adventure once again, in hopes of finding someone soon to be his new best friend.
Pistachio and Carota were basking in the sunlight. They heard a rapid buzzing sound that gave them quite a fright. Both swiftly jumped up with Bumbino in their sight. Carota quickly hid and Pistachio took flight.
This had not been a very good day for making friends so Bumbino could play. But he wouldn't give up what he set out to do, to make one special friend or maybe even two.
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Bumbino is a young bumblebee. All he wants to do is explore and make some new friends. As he flies over the beautiful Abruzzi Forest in Italy, Bumbino learns some Italian phrases. While learning to communicate is important, what Bumbino really wants is to make some new friends to play with. Each little animal that he encounters is frightened by his presence. They have been told that bumblebees are dangerous and they can sting. Bumbino is a sad little bumblebee until he meets a young skunk who is shunned for his smell. All goes right when Bumbino saves the life of a baby bird, stinging the predator and scaring it away. Now everyone thinks Bumbino is a hero and they all want to be his friend. We are all born different and author Art Manno has created a delightful story in Bumbino: The Italian Bumble Bee that explores some of these differences, and how it's important to overlook them and accept all life for what it is. There is value in each and every one of us and this is a valuable lesson for children to learn. The book also teaches a little bit of Italian and there are some Bumbino messages, some "Bumbino How to Bee Attitudes" at the end to remind children to "Bee Nice, Bee Kind, Bee Helpful, Bee Good," etc. This is a beautiful story with wonderful illustrations, teaching young readers the importance of accepting differences. There is also a bonus section at the end including some pages for young readers to color in themselves.
Andiamo: A dynamic children's book written about life lessons through the eyes of the Illustrator. Art Manno. A children's book that reaches children's of all walks of life. If you have small children or even grandchildren, you must get a copy of the book titled "Bumbino" It will change their lives.
Dear Art somebody once said, a children's book shouldn't just be for children. Well, Bumbino turned out to be a whopper of an adventure story for kids of all ages and all nationalities, including this kid of 74. I even learned a few new Italian words. Yours truly, Mike Caplan
I PURCHASED THE BOOK AT THANKSGIVING THE 5 GRANDDAUGHTERS WERE COMING FOR THE WEEKEND. THE OLDEST IS 9 AND A GOOD READER. THEY SAT IN A CIRCLE W/ THE DOG AND THE OLDEST READ THE STORY. THEY LOVED IT AND WE DID QUES. AND A RECAP AFTER THE READING. A TRUE KODAK MOMENT.THE STORY TAUGHT THEM ALL THE LESSONS THEIR CATHOLIC EDUCATION ENFORCES.
A delightful read for all members of the family and a must for parents and grandparents to share with their children and grandchildren. Bumbino is a great story with beautiful illustrations and fun way for children to learn important lessons (as well as Italian). HIghly recommend this book..
beautiful impressive illustrations with a great message for kids
I bought a copy of Bumbino and after reading it immediately purchased one each for my grandchildren, so they could take his magical journey anytime. My mom also purchased several copies as Christmas gifts for my sister's grandchildren. Being of Italian heritage it is wonderful to hear my grandchildren giggle at the Italian names, especially Schnozzola! They loved saying his name and pronouncing the Italian words and expressions in the back of the book. I highly recommend this book for both children and part of a "Grandparents library"