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June 23, 2018

The Beedog by Addie Broussard ~ A #KidLit Review & Giveaway

by Donna Huber

The Beedog Tour

Have you ever encountered something so fascinating that you had to tell everyone about it?

The Beedog introduces readers to an intriguing little insect that author Addie Broussard encountered while on a trip in Portugal.

But this is no ordinary bug.

Its uniqueness will capture the imagination of young ones while peaking their interest in scientific discovery.
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The Beedog
June 2018; Two Umbrellas Media
 978-1949137002; ebook, print (42 pages)
children's, science
Neighbors and schoolmates Cora and Manny travel to Carvalho Beach in Portugal for an exciting vacation.  Little do they know that they’re in for a day of discovery and surprises.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious little insect. Will they be able to figure out what it is and why it’s digging so furiously in the sand?

An adventure awaits little ones in this science discovery picture book for children aged 4-8.  The Beedog is perfect for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love bugs.

Book extras include fun printable activities related to scientific classification and research.

Buy The Beedog at Amazon

My Thoughts

This is an adorable, vividly illustrated children's book.  I love science (in my day job I write about science), and I love the idea of getting kids interested in science at an early age. The story starts off as an ordinary story of two kids having fun at the beach, but they soon discover an insect they haven't seen before. When they get home they use clues they observed to identify it. Technology is also featured as tools to discovery. They use a phone to video the insect in the wild and the internet to search for the insect's identity.

This would be a great book to share with your child to encourage them to explore the world around them this summer. Or if you are homeschool, you may want to add it to your fall curriculum. There are extra resources (activity pages, etc) at the publisher's website.

About the Author

Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.

About the Illustrator

Joyeeta Neogi is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic and has also developed a passion for watercolor.

Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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  1. Thanks for the feature Donna. I appreciate your passion for science and getting kids interested in STEM at an early age.