Behind the Mic: On The Thing About Bees by Shabazz Larkin, Read by the Author
Jo Reed and Emily Connelly Discuss a Lively and Joyful Audiobook for Family Listening
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this charming picture book read-along all about the role bees play in making food grow that’s also a loving story dedicated to Larkin’s sons. Buzzing bees, light piano music, and bongo drums add to the fun as Larkin explains how his kids share some sneaking and stinging tendencies with bees—and how essential they are to making his life sweeter, too. The atmosphere of joy and love listeners hear is reflected in the vibrant and textured illustrations found in the picture book. Perfect summertime listening for kids.
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