Bertie is about to go on his first flight from the hive and collect the pollen for making honey, like he has watched all his friends do! But he is so keen to impress the Queen on his first day that he gets into a spot of bother! This mistake helps Bertie learn the importance of working as a team and not trying to do it all by yourself! Bertie the Bee is one part of the lovely series, The Diaries of Robin's Toys! Robin and his Grandad buy a new toy from the car boot sale every weekend, and with the help of Grandad's magic spell, they bring them to life! Each toy has a fascinating new story to tell Robin, and helps to teach him some very important life lessons!
Hey guys! For today's review I'm doing something different and fun! Today my 7 year old daughter will be reviewing her first book! Well it's not a normal review but me asking her some questions about the book. In my opinion I think the books in this series are totally adorable! She read this one in one go and that right there is proof that she loved it. Right after we finished this interview she went and grab the next book in the series and almost finished it. She had to put it aside because it was bedtime :)
Here's her review. I hope you enjoy.
Note: I didn't change any of her responses. When she gets on a topic that she feels passionate about she won't stop talking. And she's very honest!
Did you understand what the book was about?
Yeah. It was about a boy, and on a Sunday he went to a toy sale thing. He looked for a toy but couldn't find one that he liked. So he asked the man if he had a toy and he did. And it was Bertie the bee. And then he brought it home and his grandfather has a magic spell to make the bee come to life and tell stories. And then the bee told his story. It was about him and his family and how they collected honey.
What was your favorite part of the book?
When the Bee told his story. It was great because he told the boy how he used to collect honey and bring it to the queen. My favorite part of the story is that he was going to collect honey and he went all over to find a special flower that had a lot of honey and then one day he fell in the pond and he was lost and then one of his friends came along who was looking for the same flower and then she saw him and told him: "we were looking all over for you" and then the girl bee brought him to the queen and they were so joyful to see him again.
What did you learn from that story?
Never leave your family, you can get lost but if you get lost it will be a special moment when you are found.
What was your least favorite part of the book?
When he went to the toy sell because there were lots of old stuff like old records. (I bet she'll think they are cool when she grows up.)
Would you read the rest of the series?
Yes! Because it seems like everyone of them has a story to tell. Robin always finds a toy and his grandfather always has a magic spell that brings them to life and tell their stories! And that's exciting!
What do you think about the illustrations?
I like the details (she's showing me the details in the boy's face and the bee).
Is there any words in the book that you liked?
Yes! The word mum. I like it because it's different and it sounds cool! (Now she's running around the house screaming "mum")