Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bombus the Bumblebee by Elsie Larsen

Bombus the Bumblebee by Elsie Larsen and illustrated by David & Elizabeth Haidle is a colorful illustrated story book for young children that is sure to inspire and encourage the reader.  Obviously as Christian fiction, this story upholds the idea of biblical creation as fact, from page one, with its reference to the Genesis account of creation.  Bombus, a Bumblebee created by God, must face the challange of being big, fat, noisy and uncoordinated.  He is made fun of and mentally abused by the slender, more coordinated Honeybees. Yet, God gives him the courage to be himself- as that is the way he is made.  Young children can relate to this story about bullies and self esteem and discouragment.  In the end, it celebrates the uniqueness of every living creature and how each individual is created by God for a purpose and that purpose can not be thwarted regardless of what others may say.

Also included at the end of this book are some extra features, including information about Bumblebees and activity ideas.  As a blogger for New Leaf I recieved a copy of this book published by Master Books for the purpose of writing this review.

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