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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed - Book Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  We were provided a signed copy of Bee in the Sea by Adam in exchange for our honest review.  No other compensation was provided for this review - all opinions are my own. 



It is no surprise that we are a reading family if you have been following our story for any amount of time.  I love a good book and so do my kiddos.  Seeing Jude be able to sit down and read a book all by himself is simply amazing.  One of my "ah" moments as a mother has been seeing both of the kids do their "firsts".  First bath, first step, first tooth, first day of school but now as they get older these firsts become even bigger.  For example that first time we saw Jude pick up a book he had never read and read a page to us.  It was a pretty great moment.  

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From the time they were born we have surrounded them with books.  Thankfully both sets of grandparents also love reading and books so there is absolutely no shortage of books in our house!  But that is okay!  Seeing the excitement in their eyes over a new book makes my heart sing and to see Jude sit down and read to Teagan is priceless.  

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A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new book called Bee in the Sea while at the Social Media at the Sand Conference #BeachesMoms in Negril Jamaica.  Once I saw this book I knew it would be a hit with the kids.  The cover of the book pretty much shows how adorable it is!  That little Bee!!  When I came home with this book both Jude and Teagan were so excited to read it.  

Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed


Overview:

Bees aren't supposed to swim, and fish aren't supposed to fly... that is, until one day long ago, a little bee decided to try.

This is a fun, funny and adventurous story about a young bee who one day finds himself in the middle of the sea. Surrounded by curious sea creatures and fantastical ocean life he undertakes a magical journey making many friends along the way. The fish gather around and teach him how to swim while he teaches them how to jump up and fly out of the sea.


Our Review:

The rhyming and creative story in this book is perfect for ages 2-8.  Jude is 6 and he is able to read the whole book on his own.  Teagan adores the illustrations and thinks the animals are so cute.  I love that this book gives everyone a very positive message about achieving the impossible.  Even if you are little in the big world.  Very well written book. 

I would recommend this book as a gift for the upcoming holidays.  It is a great read, with amazing illustrations and a perfect message for children.  Make sure you pick up this book soon so you can be ready for the next TWO to be released!  Yes, Adam Reed has been busy, he told me that the second and third books will be out next year!  We are excited to see what is next!  


About Adam Reed:

He has always enjoyed writing and creating content that people of all ages can consume and enjoy. Before his daughter was born in 2015, he had a dream and in it heard a voice tell him "write children's books." The next morning he woke up and wrote his first book Bee in the Sea, which was published in mid 2015. 
Bee in the Sea has already received national attention by being awarded three first place Royal Dragonfly Awards, including Best New Author. He then went on to win first place in the Purple Dragonfly Awards for general excellence in children’s literature, and was recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


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If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer or a non-toy gift idea you can purchase Bee in the Sea here. 

Make sure you keep up with Adam Reed on social media so you know when the new books are released. 

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Adam Reed has a surprise for my lovely readers - he is giving away FIVE copies of Bee in the Sea.  YAY!!  Simply fill out the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!  


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Who would you read Bee in the Sea with?

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52 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun book to read :). My daughter was always reading books when she was younger. I wish it had stuck with her! Now she's all about YouTube videos lol. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have two younger children a boy and a girl! This book looks fun! Thanks! mindy_delisi@hotmail.com

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  3. My daughters love their daily story time. I am always looking for new books to add to our library. This sounds like such a sweet story. I love the moral of the story and how it can teach kids an important lesson.

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  4. I would read this to my 2 year old grandson

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  5. I would read this book with my grandson.

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  6. Bee in the Sea looks like a really cute book for my God Son! I love the fact that it talking about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something new.

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  7. Such a cute book. My boys are almost adults now and my nieces are reading on their own. But I've bookmarked this for the future.

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  8. I am always looking for new books for my boys. They love to have books read to them and one of them is reading. Such a gift to be able to get them a neat book. I think I'll look this up for Christmas!

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  9. This sounds like such a fun book for the little kids. I had a hard time finding quality books for my daughter back in the day when she was little. This would have been perfect and I will remember this when it is gift buying times for little ones.

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  10. Ahhhhh this is so cute seeing the little kids all in to this book. My daughter has LOVED to read from a very early age too and she thoroughly enjoyed all kinds of books like this when she was little. Thankfully her love of reading is still there to this day now that she's a teen. ;)

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  11. I would read this with my kindergartner. He is just learning to put sounds together at school, and I'd love to have a book that he could easily read. What a confidence builder! Plus it sounds like a sweet story.

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  12. I love love love reading with kids. They remember it forever. I will look into this one.

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  13. This book looks great for kids! I love reading and so do my kids...they actually still only listen. I cannot WAIT to hear them read stories to me!

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  14. I would read this with my daughter

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  15. my nephew would enjoy this book! i would read this fun looking book with him!

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  16. I would read this book to my granddaughter

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  17. I would love to read this book with my 3 year old daughter!

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  18. I would love to read this book with my 3 year old twins!

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  19. I would love to read this with my daughter

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  20. I would read this book with my son.

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  21. I would read this to my little girl.

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  23. I would read this to my nieces!

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  24. I would read to my Grandchildren. They love the beach and are always asking about the fish in the sea. Such an adorable book.

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  25. I would read it to my grandson. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  26. I would be reading to my granddaughter who has the bookworm fever and loves to read.

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  27. i woudld be reading this with my kids! we read every single night before bed!

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  28. i would read this to my 5 mo nephew!

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  29. I would read this with my daughter

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  30. I'd love to read this book with my kids. They love to read books before bed.

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  31. I would read this book to my son.

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  32. I would read it to my 3 year old daughter.

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  33. I would read it to my daughter!

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  34. I'd read it with my almost-three-year-old daughter, who loves stories :-)

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  35. I will read this to my granddaughters.

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  36. I would love to win and read Bee in the Sea with my son
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  37. I would read this book with my three kids :)

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  38. Oh for sure my granddaughter. I know she would love this book so much since her great grandma's name is Bea!

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  39. I would read Bee in the Sea with my 5 year old son.

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  40. I would read Bee in the Sea with my kids. They love books!

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  41. It would be read at the library's children's reading group meeting.

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  42. I would read it with my 5 year old daughter and my 2 year old nephew!

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  43. I would read this with my nephews.

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  44. If I won, I'd read this to the grandchildren.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  45. stephanie scales campbellNovember 22, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    i would read this book with my son and daughter we love to read together and I think they would love it

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  46. I would like to read it to my little ones.

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