Picture Books: Flight of the Bumblebee

  

TITLE:" Flight of the Bumblebee"

ISBN:9781921042034 

Author: Hazel Edwards  

IllustratorMini Goss 

PublisherNew Frontier 

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This is the first in the Music Box series of books based on pieces of classical music. Bumblebee (a bee) is having trouble flying. As he learns to fly to music, he overcomes his clumsiness.

There's a short biography of composer Rimsky-Korsakov at the end of the book which is beautifully illustrated by Mini Goss.

The audio CD  is read by Antonia Kidman.

This is a great way to introduce classical music to 4-10 year olds.

Others in the New Frontier series include 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'.

 

Kingston Library (Vic) Virtual Storytelling encourages parents to read stories to family at home. 

Hazel reads 'Flight of the Bumblebee'.

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Buy your own copy of Flight of the Bumblebee

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      Educational Resources for Teachers

       The publishers provide curriculum links and activities for Flight of the Bumblebee. Here.

      'Flight of the Bumblebee' classroom playscript available with other resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.

      Premier's Reading Challenges

      Flight of the Bumblebee  is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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      Reviews and Feedback

      Bookchook Review  'Music and children's literacy go together like well, bees and honey. A musical education can help children develop the building blocks they need for literacy. '

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