Benita the Bee
Fiona Murray & Dinalie Dabarera
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Silver Medal winner, Best Book Series - Fiction (Picture Book) category in 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Benita has turned into a silly bee. She doesn't like honey or pollen anymore. Instead she likes to use flowers as musical instruments. Izzy the Lizard has to show Benita how she can be a real bee and enjoy music too.
Benita the Bee is the third from a series of five books written about insects and creatures that you find in your backyard or on your balcony. The books are set in suburban Australia. Caterpillars, ants, bees, blue-tongue lizards and even slugs and aphids are characters in the books.
The five books have been specifically developed for parents to help preschool children get ready to read in a fun, relaxed way. The main focus of the wording in each story is to teach children Phonological Awareness skills - the ability to hear, say and play with sounds in words and sentences. Activities to support the books are provided on the website www.gettingreadytoread.com