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Publisher:  Jo Dunningham ISBN-10:  1904742084
Pages: 

42

Copyright:  Jan 1 2004

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With their promise of summer sunshine, how can anyone resist those first fresh blooms of Spring? In this delightfully illustrated story about a Bumble Bee and a Spider, Jo Dunningham and her group of budding young artists show just how thoughtless we can sometimes be.

This e-book was produced at the Swindon Festival of Literature. Written by Jo Dunningham and illustrated by a group of 8-11 year old children attending her workshop, it is a delightful, yet thought provoking tale.

Also included on this CD version of the book is an audio version of the e-book where as the child enters each page, the page is read to them. The CD also contains a photo album file of pictures taken at the workshop of the children as they did the illustrations,and, for good
measure, a free colouring book based on one of Jo's other books.

All profits from this book are donated to the South West Swan Sanctuary based in Swindon, Wilts. This book is available from; http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/1jodun/bookshop.html as a downloadable ebook or CD.


 
    

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Bumble, the bee, is shocked: all the flowers have been trampled upon. What's she going to eat now? Stan, the





spider, tells Bumble he saw children running all over the grass, right through the early Spring daffodils. Other people have gathered great armfuls of flowers to take them home. Dogs, cars and children on bikes destroyed the remaining flowers. Now, instead of flowers, there is litter

everywhere, left by people who enjoy the beauty of nature but don't care for it, don't feel responsible for preserving it. But hey, what's this? Children with baskets full of bulbs and seeds are coming to plant fresh flowers. A lovely, uplifting story. Jo Dunningham brings her message across in a relaxed and easy-to-relate-to way. A bee and a spider as central characters work perfectly, and the

illustrations done by children are absolutely charming.

In my experience, most children love caring for their surroundings once they've become aware of the importance.

What is more, they'll then pass on this attitude to their parents, who taught them in the first place. When my

daughter was 3 years old I told her it wasn't alright to throw litter on the ground. Ever since then she's been conscientiously paying attention to this rule, and on top of that she scolded every grown-up she ever caught doing so.

Therefore, I am happy to recommend this story as an incentive for children to take care of flowers.

--- Christine Spindler, E-Books for Kids,http://www.dreamwater.com/spindler


Where Have all the Flowers Gone?
Review By Christina Lewis http://www.kidsbookshelf.com/ebooks.asp?title=b&ebook=true






Bumble the Bee woke up one bright spring morning and she was hungry, but when she looked around she couldn't see any flowers. She found her friend Stan the spider and asked him where the flowers were. He looked sadly at her and explained how the children had played in the flower beds, how people picked them to take home. He told her they had parked their cars right in the flowers, and they left their trash all over so the flowers couldn’t grow. Bumble and Stan didn't know what to do, then they saw a group of children coming into the park with their teacher. They had flowers and seeds and spent all day planting in the park. Bumble and Stan smiled at each other. They knew what happened to the flowers, but they also knew that the flowers would be back again. A touching story about the importance of giving back to nature what we take away from it. The illustrations are beautiful and bring this wonderful story to life! This is a story everyone should read. To purchase visit http://www.dunningham.be (All ages)









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