Busy Bees at Work and Play

Busy Bees at Work and Play

by M. Maitland DeLand M.D.


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Bambina Bee learns the importance of work and play on a tour of her town. As Mama Bee heads out to work, Bambina Bee anxiously begs her to stay at home. To soothe her little bee's concerns, Mama Bee takes Bambina Bee on a tour of the neighborhood that transforms the bustling world of work into a wonderland of joyful activity. The letter carrier, the plumber, and many other happy characters demonstrate for Bambina Bee that there's a time for work and a time for play—and both are filled with exciting adventures. The first in a series, this charmingly illustrated book will help parents explain to their kids that everyone has an important place in this world of busy bees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608320288
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dr. M. Maitland DeLand is a radiation oncologist, specializing in the treatment of women's and children's cancer. One of the leaders in her field and the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Owner of OncoLogics, Inc., a group of clinical practices throughout Louisiana, Dr. DeLand serves as a member of the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board and has dedicated her career to helping her patients and their families lead balanced and rewarding lives.

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Elizabeth M. Blomquist

Busy Bees at Work and Play is a delightful addition to library story times. (Elizabeth M. Blomquist, South Regional Library Manager, Lafayette, LA)

Julie Brunet

Busy Bees at Work and Play is an engaging and creative piece of literature that can be shared with the young child both in the classroom and in the home. (Julie Brunet, author and national creative consultant, William H. Sadlier, Inc., a children's educational publisher)

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Busy Bees at Work and Play 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
IsabellaRenae More than 1 year ago
Busy Bees at Work and Play is an adorable story about a mama bee and her daughter. Her little girl, like most children addresses the question of "Why do you have to go to work? " Bambina Bee wants her mommy to stay home and play with her! Mama bee quickly explains to Bambina bee that , "throughout the day, there is time for work and play." She takes her Bambina on a tour around town and shows her how each bee working helps the community. Bambina Learns about the many different jobs the bees have and what they do throughout the day. At the end of the day, everyone takes time to play! This book is an attention grabber! My daughter remembered the name of the book five hours after I told her the title. I had not yet read the book to her, just showed her the cover and read the title when it arrived in the mail. She said "It's the great, great, great! I learned you have to work and play. Work comes first. I liked the farmer bee best." Not only was my daughter full of questions and comments on this book, she was interested and inquisitive. My husband noticed that she was searching through the book and asked what she was looking for. She replied, "The authors name!" This made me very happy that she is learning books have stories, but also authors that create the stories. This book is adorable, and informative in a fun way. The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant. It reminded me of the Bee movie. I would recommend this book for children 2-6 years of age. It will be a delightful addition to your child's library.
LadyPJPorter More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book! Busy Bees at Work and Play is a simple book for preschoolers and early elementary school children written by M. Maitand DeLand, MD. As Momma Bee prepares to depart for work, her daughter, Bambina Bee, asks a question that many mothers of preschoolers have heard at least once, "why do you have to work today?" Momma Bee uses this as a teaching moment and explains to Bambina that there is a time to work and a time to play. She continues on explaining the importance of each worker in the community. Some of the important jobs highlighted in the story include the mail carrier, the plumber, the doctor and the farmer. I like how the author chose to bring the modern world into the story by introducing 'Computer Bee' who "fixes the cables and cords so Ben Bee can reach the computer keyboard. Awesome. As each worker bee (how clever to use bees!) is discussed, the illustrations provide a subtle hint about how that particular bee likes to play. For instance, near the foot of Computer Bee there is a puppy wagging its tale eager to play Frisbee. Another example is the policeman who has some golf clubs in the backseat of his patrol car. Parents! You must get this book for your little one. It is a great resource to introduce your children to various jobs in the community as well as fun ways to play. It is also an excellent tool for homeschooled children. This could very well serve as your spine -a springboard for further study. I enjoyed this colorful pictures and well drawn characters in this book as well. Bravo! Good Work! Check it out and see for yourself.