Doppy Saves the Bees!

An Educational, Rhyming Picture Book About Bee Conservation for Kids

Children - Picture Book
29 Pages
Reviewed on 03/08/2023
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Reviewed by Savannah Aldridge for Readers' Favorite

Doppy Saves the Bees: An Educational, Rhyming Picture Book About Bee Conservation for Kids by H.R. Manske addresses the critical issue of nature conservation in a style that is educational and downright precious. Doppy, an adorable “Dop,” meets Honey the Bee when she swoops into his garden. Honey explains that bees like herself are disappearing, and while this could be a big problem, there is a solution. Doppy flies away with his new bee friend to learn some easy, safe ways to help create a world that provides what bees need to keep pollinating. Told in rhyme, filled with delightful illustrations, and wrapped up with scientific facts about bees, this is a fantastic picture book for a budding generation of bee protectors.

I loved the creativity in Doppy Saves the Bees. Art-wise, Doppy is a friendly and cute character with a fun shape and style that I have not seen before. H.R. Manske does a wonderful job of acknowledging that bees can be intimidating while also helping the reader embrace them as friends and important members of our ecosystem. The science highlighted by the book - what bees do for plants and how we can provide for them - is comprehensible for young readers, but is also engaging and informative for grown-ups who hope to guide their little ones in practicing bee care. This book is ideal for beginning readers (5 to 7 years old) looking for a book to enjoy on their own, but adults will also not be able to resist falling in love with Doppy and Honey.

Diana Lopez

Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. Unfortunately, they are currently under threat and we must take action to protect them. H. R. Manske teaches children how to help these beneficial insects. Doppy Saves the Bees! An Educational, Rhyming Picture Book About Bee Conservation for Kids features Doppy. While watering the flowers in his garden, Doppy meets Honey the Bee. At first, Doppy is frightened, but Honey explains that she is friendly and needs help. The bees in Dop Town are disappearing, and something needs to be done about it. Honey gives her new friend some tips that are also useful when taking care of the garden. Doppy follows these ideas enthusiastically and shows that he can assist bees everywhere.

I liked Doppy Saves the Bees! because it shows how small measures can bring about big changes. Children will also be motivated to take care of plants and animals. They will see the value of their efforts and will be more collaborative. I was also pleased to see that the examples provided are basic so that young readers will be able to follow them without difficulty. The text has short sentences and it is natural and melodious, so children can practice their reading. The content is visually attractive because the illustrations are lovely and colorful. At the conclusion, H. R. Manske includes a fun facts section about bees. The book is as educational as it is fun and explains the activities of bees in general terms.

Bruce Arrington

Doppy Saves the Bees! An Educational, Rhyming Picture Book About Bee Conservation for Kids, by H. R. Manske, is a 30-page children’s picture book. There is a list of fun facts about bees, located at the back of the book that will likely increase a young reader’s fascination with these amazing creatures. The child-friendly, colorful illustrations help young readers to visualize the world as the bees see it. It describes their needs for flowers, water, and even weedy plants while warning them not to use chemicals that can be harmful to these insects. Doppy, our main character, is befriended by a bee one day, and that bee takes him on a colorful journey to help him understand more about these pollinating insects. Doppy, of course, is willing to do his utmost to help his new friends in need.

Conservation best begins when children are young, and this book targets a great age group. It teaches them that instead of being afraid of bees that might sting, they can be seen as a gift to all of us for what they do, and how they help bring food to our tables. The artwork is big, bright, and colorful, perfect for young readers who will want to see Doppy on each page and always with his new friend. Doppy Saves the Bees! by H. R. Manske takes an important topic and delivers a well-crafted message and story. Highly recommended.