Sadie is a kind worker bee who enjoys sharing with all of the other bees in Honeycomb City. Sharing and being kind makes Sadie very happy! Now that Spring has arrived, Sadie and her best bee friends, Gabby, Madi, and Simone, have made plans to leave Honeycomb City to find pollen. While they are away pollinating, Sadie helps the bees share and get safely back to Honeycomb City.
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Sweet as honey, this tale demonstrates the importance of sharing. Sadie is a worker bee with a kind heart. She loves nothing more than gathering nectar and helping to feed her family and the baby bees in the Honeycomb. With Spring beaming its warmth and flowers sprouting up everywhere, she can't wait to get out with her friends and gather as they buzz from flower to flower. And oh, what flowers they find! But when a sudden rainstorm threatens to ruin everything, Sadie comes up with a quick and great solution. My favorite part of this book is the illustrations. They are bright, colorful and bring the excitement and joy of the bees to life. While the bees with their human, large heads at first made me wonder, it turned out to be a wonderful way to depict these fun insects. The illustrations flow right along with the story, making sure kids can grab this book up and explore the tale even on their own. The story itself is warm, encouraging and offers a lovely message. Sadie and the bees are very friendly, kind and work together. It's an inspiring group with joy which radiates from every page. The message comes across loud and clear as Sadie saves the day. Only the middle of the story wandered a bit with distraction. Still, the text is very fitting to the age group and it makes a nice read aloud. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed reading it as well as my kids. So, we're leaving our honest thoughts.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Sadie stretched her pretty silver wings when the sun shone brightly into the Honeycomb City Beehive. It was the first day of spring and Sadie's antennas began to wiggle when she smelled the flowers growing outside the beehive. She buzzed through the hive to the bee nursery. Sadie loved feeding the cute little baby bees. Her friends - Gabby, Simone, and Madi - also buzzed out of the hive with Sadie in search of their favorite flowers. There were a lot of hungry baby bees to feed. Sadie enjoyed buzzing from flower to flower, gathering enough nectar and pollen to last the winter for her bee family. Orange blossom was Sadie's favorite flower and the worker bees were all busy on the first day of spring, gathering nectar and pollen to take back to Honeycomb City. What happens when it starts raining? Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees by Antoinette Clark is a beautiful story of sharing, kindness, and team work, and it is heartening and motivating to see the worker bees sharing the workload and reaching their hive before the downpour. The illustrations by Russel Wayne are charming, bright, and lively and they bring the scenes and characters alive. The author gives Sadie a personality of her own, filled with grace and kindness that make her loveable to readers. The writing style is simple and fluid so that children will find it easy while reading. The book is definitely a good one for read aloud and storytelling sessions in classrooms and school libraries because of its encouraging message. Parents can read it out to their children at home to help them understand the concept of kindness and sharing.