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We hear much about the plight of the bumble bee population and its implications for our planet’s future. This beautiful picture book makes the story personal and brings a message of hope. A little girl befriends a bee, which takes her on a journey of discovery and to an action each child can take to aid in conservation. Bee and Me is both a story of friendship and an introduction to the ecology of the natural world.


Alison Jay is an acclaimed picture book illustrator. She graduated from the London College of Printing, and has been a full-time illustrator ever since. She has illustrated a large number of books for children.


Alison’s beautifully illustrated scenes are full of detail and expression, both in the foreground with her delightful main characters and in the busy street life going on in the background. The details are many and there are lots of things to look for each time you go over this charming story.

Booksellers NZ

The story aims to educate children on conservation and ecology of the natural world and its relationship with the human world.

Mother & Baby

Bee & Me is a visually stunning, wordless picture book about friendship and ecology, depicted in Alison Jay’s recognisable style.

My Child magazine

Alison Jay has created, with her gorgeous, trademark illustrations, a wordless tale about the beauty of bees and how vital they are to our world.

Kids' Book Review

This wordless book is exquisite and carries an important message about the plight of bees, humans and the environment.

Otago Daily Times

Jam-packed with vivid, colourful pictures that speak volumes without words, Bee & Me is a sweet eco-friendly tale about nature, love and the importance of bees in the world.

Practical Parenting

But for children that love wordless picture books, and especially enjoy studying the details in Alison Jay’s drawings, Bee & Me is perfect.

Reading Time

Beautifully entertaining and gently informative I recommend the book for ages between three and one hundred and three.

Creative Kids Tales

These kinds of picture books are always so much fun, and often our very favourites. It’s hard to get sick of a story that’s a little different every single time!

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