My class had a tonne of fun with this book today! It’s called Bee the Book.
My class laughed so hard that some of them almost cried! When I read out the “pig” page I swear they could hardly breathe!
The design is so novel and interactive that you can’t help but love it. You hold the book up to your face and look through the hole.
There is a little flap that opens to reveal a little story about the animal that you are “beeing” ;). The words are nice and simple and written in a large font size. Senior Infants should have no problem reading it.
I was thrilled to come across 100% Irish publication to support. It’s an absolute bargain a 9.99 Euro!
I have to admit that I actually used the book for Oral Language and Drama rather than story-time. We love to play Hedbanz and this book can be used in a similar way. Children can give clues to the child “beeing” the book to help him/her guess the animal. There was lots of descriptive language going on. For an extra challenge we had a round where the child with the book could only ask ” yes/no”questions of the class to figure out who he/she is.
I also did a quick review of farm animals “as Gaeilge”. I will be doing lots more of this next week. The animals in the book are perfect for Junior or Senior Infant Irish. I will be using it to review the phrases:
- An… me?
- Is… tu.
Bee the Book has teamed up with Bee for Battens. They are currently donating a whopping 50% of profits from the sale of the book to the charity. Battens disease is a rare neuro-degenerative and always fatal condition that affects children. At 9.99 Euro ” Bee the book” would make a great stocking filler and support families and children affected by Battens Disease.
Miss Mernagh 🙂