A special visitor arrived in a super cool package recently.
After writing a post about our b - d confusion in first grade woes, the author (K. I. Al-ghani) of Bertie Bumble Bee Trouble by the Letter “b” reached out to me. She offered to send me a copy of her book – all the way from across the pond!
Bertie Bee tells the story of a little bumble bee heading off to school for the first time. Which reminded me that Trevy will be starting K in the fall. Sniffle. Sniffle.
Bertie is super excited about school and loooooves it!
you guessed it! Until he struggles with knowing the difference between the letters b and d.
It’s tricky business! And not all that uncommon to struggle over.
Bertie goes from loving to loathing school because of his b – d struggles and the teasing of other children.
With some really neat-o tricks his mommy gives him, Bertie soon becomes a b – d pro!
I won’t give the tips away…but they are very clever!
And we were thoroughly charmed by Bertie Bee! In fact, we’re excited to read this book with Trevy’s K class this year because chances are there will be at least one little person who will bond with Bertie!
I enjoyed Bertie Bee from cover to cover but my very favorite part (other than the author’s bio, because I’m a sucker for the backstory) is the practical advice at the end! A wonderfully thoughtful way to end this book by giving moms, dads and teachers practical ideas to help their children learn to read!
If you have a little one struggling with b – d confusion, Bertie Bee is a terrific tool!
***this is my little space to disclaim that I received a copy of Bertie Bumble Bee: Troubled by the Letter B in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my honest own.***