Book Review – The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

Today I’m on the blog tour for The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal by Addie Broussard and illustrated by Jayeeta Neogi. It’s a brilliant little kids book that takes kids picture books to a different level!

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

Book Description

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 homeschool projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.

What we thought

What a lovely illustrated story, that is not only sweet and engaging for little ones, but full of learning also. It really takes the usual picture books up to the next level. It has further activities to take part in after you have finished the book to continue the learning.

My two and a half year old adores her books and this one is no exception. She loves to follow the story via the pictures, but is still a little young for understanding the science behind it. This will come in time.

A highly rated 5 out of 5 stars from us.

The recommended age is for 4-8 year olds.

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

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Amazon UK


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.


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.

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

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40 thoughts on “Book Review – The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

  1. This looks such a lovely little book! My daughter absolutely loves STEM and this little book looks the perfect blend of reading development, fun and educational at the same time.

  2. This book sounds so good, and I especially like how it fits in with STEM. Perfect for our 5 year old. Especially interesting as we’ve had bees nesting in our roof over summer, over the bathroom ceiling. We have the sealed waterproof spot lights over the bath and shower and we can see them pottering about in the lights. Very entertaining

  3. It’s great to find a book that starts an interest in science and the environment for pre-school children.The illustrations are lovely too.

  4. My little fella is not keen on flying insects to put it very mildly, but I reckon something like this might make him think – after all they are not ALL angry Wasps?

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