Kid’s Book Review: Baboo The Unusual Bee

Kid’s Book Review: Baboo The Unusual Bee

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

Baboo, the only pink bee in his hive, dances alone because he is different. Then he meets a green ladybird called Lee. By sharing his dancing skills with her, Baboo becomes her friend.

The two insects’ talents have caught the attention of the other creatures in the garden. Eventually they all start to appreciate Baboo’s individuality and wish for their own. Baboo reassures them: we’re all a bit different in our own special ways.

Baboo the Unusual Bee is published by the Harper Collins imprint Rocket Bird Books.

Lliana Bird is a writer, film maker, radio DJ and co-founder of charity Choose Love. She started out as a radio DJ, and today holds the record as the longest standing female DJ on Xfm/Radio X (after 16 years on air). Lliana has created and presented over 100 podcast episodes of Geek Chic’s Weird Science, and three series of female-led podcast Get It Off Your Br**sts. Baboo the Unusual Bee is her first picture book.

Aysha Tengiz is an artist based in London, working within illustration, animation and textile design.

Book Review

It's good to be different!

Mum says: Gracie really enjoyed this story.

She really liked the main characters Baboo and Ignacious. She explained that Ignacious was wrong to be unkind to Baboo just because he was different and spoke about how she thought Baboo was a lovely colour and it was good that he was different.

She really enjoyed the ending and now when we read it together (which we’ve done many times) she is keen to remind me that Ignacious just wishes he was different too and that he’s not really that mean, just a bit jealous.

In summary this story shares a lovely message, perfectly narrated for young children.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Grace
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Ballet, crafting and animals
  • Dislikes: Shopping and football
  • Favourite Movie: Frozen
  • Favourite Song: Naughty from Matilda the Musical
  • Favourite Book: The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson