The Beedog by Addie Broussard Illustrated by Jayeeta Neogi ** Blog Tour Review**

Today Cat and Mouse have a great book to show you for 4 - 8 year olds which mixes fact and fiction. 

An Insect Discovery in Portugal

An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect.Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.

I particularly enjoyed the mixing of fact and fiction in this book and found that the five year old who I shared it with thoroughly enjoyed both aspects. It gave plenty of opportunities for discussion about the sand wasp and both of us learnt a bit about these creatures. The references in the story to researching online mirrored a child's own experience of everyday life and indeed, we did some of that ourselves, by looking up extra pictures of these creatures via Google. We were also able to talk about whether the sand wasp would be able to fly in our garden that day and checked the temperature to prove our thoughts. A great practical demonstration of learning through research, even for a five year old.

    The illustrations are bold and colourful with enough detail for observation. There are some easily understood activity sheets which are suitable for a range of ages. We followed the whole enjoyable session off by making our own 'Beedog' or sand wasp using a trusty old toilet roll inner, various types and shades of paper and some stick on green, googly eyes. Granny and grandson had a lovely time. Great!

Cat and Mouse say: This is a waspish story!

 About the Author

Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal. 

Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2018. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.
About the Illustrator  -  Joyeeta Neogi

Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic, and has also developed a passion for watercolor.

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Book links: Amazon US   |  Amazon UK

Thanks to Addie and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources 
for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  

                     Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!


  1. It's wonderful to hear that you had a lovely time with your grandson and even made sand wasps together! Thank you for sharing your review of the book. - Addie


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