Paula The Busy Bee

Shani and Friends

Children - Animals
60 Pages
Reviewed on 07/06/2021
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Author Biography

Shani T. Night is a self-proclaimed freelance author who has been writing on and off for the love of writing for over 13 years. Born in Washington DC, Shani now lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Since childhood, the author has expressed an artistic side which she would eventually share with others. Whether it was in the form of performing arts or visual arts, she has always explored and expressed her imaginary gift of thoughts, and emotions while simply just being herself; at the same time not having her light dimmed.

During the last 12 years, there has been a growing need for her to put her thoughts and written words on paper where they can come alive in the form of characters. Her desire is to share her life’s inspiration and to inspire the younger audience.

Her love of food and fellowship is expressed in her books as she has always expressed throughout her life.

Shani writes children's books from inspiration which is aimed to inspire the younger generation. Her hope is that we all will continue to let our light shine, and not allow it to be dimmed. Shani’s desire is for all readers to learn the power of words.

Shani T. Night

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Paula The Busy Bee: Shani and Friends by Shani T. Night is an excellent way to teach children about the importance of honeybees. The main character is Paula, a young worker bee. The author outlines Paula's jobs as she grows up; her first job is helping to take care of the queen bee and her young larvae. Paula then helps with building the colony’s nest. When it is time for her to leave the nest, her job is to forage for nectar, pollen, water, and honey. Finally, Paula arrives in Shani’s garden as the beautiful flowers attract her. An easy-to-understand explanation of the importance of bees’ role as pollinators is given.

The author describes the life of a honeybee by comparing each step to a child’s experience. Staying home with the queen bee is like a young child helping their mother with a new baby. When Paula leaves the nest to forage, it is likened to a child going to school. The role that bees play in the proliferation of flower and honey production is essential for children to understand. The delightful illustrations by Reggie Howard enhance this understanding and provide enjoyment for the child reader. This book will stimulate a child’s imagination and gives many opportunities for parental teaching. Author Shani T. Night has developed a wonderful children’s book in Paula The Busy Bee. This book will be read over and over again!