Can You find 12 Busy Bees ? .....Reviews

Beautiful watercolour illustrations abound in this nature focussed picture book with lots to spot on every page. I particularly enjoyed spotting the 10 rowdy rainbow lorikeets and I'm looking forward to reading this to my future grandchildren, helping them to be more aware of the wildlife around them.

Good Reads United Kingdom Bev


Thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
You can learn to count, learn a little about nature and admire these wonderful illustrations.
An absolutely beautiful book which I am very happy to recommend on to... More

Hardback edition



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Can You Find 12 Busy Bees?

Gordon Winch

Patrick Shirvington

New Frontier, 2019


In 2017, Gordon Winch and Patrick Shirvington presented our youngest readers with an introduction to some of this country’s native fauna and flora in the hauntingly beautiful Can You Find Me?Now they have teamed up again to delve closely into what might be living in the garden with this new counting book that is as stunning as the first.

Beginning with some of the larger creatures such as the blue-tongued lizard and kookaburras, young readers are enticed to look more and more closely at the illustrations to discover just what might be hiding amongst the trees, bushes, flowers and leaves, culminating in a challenge to find all of them in the final spread. As well as the introduction to iconic creatures and enabling the reader to practise their counting skills, like the first book, it  encourages them to look more closely at their environment and see it with new eyes, to appreciate it more and perhaps even preserve it more carefully.

A counting book that does so much more than help little ones count.