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Written by Helen Mortimer

Illustrated by Katie Cottle


When Omar brings in some honey cake that reminds him of his beekeeping grandpa, it gives his teacher an idea and soon the whole class is absorbed in making their town more bee friendly.
 Omar and Maisie discover a shared family passion around bees as their friendship blossoms alongside the flowers.  


An uplifting story on sustainability, in response to many 'heavy' green titles coming to the market that children often find intimidating. Omar, The Bees and Me encourages children to look after nature in local communities planting wild flowers to form bee corridors. Themes around cultural identity are also explored through Omar (a new boy from Syria) and Maisie's friendship. Offers an insight into international beekeeping and illustrated by award-winning picture-book maker Katie Cottle, creator of The Green Giant and The Blue Giant. Includes bee facts on endpapers and a recipe for honey cake on end page.


Format: Paperback

Omar, the Bees and Me

  • "Omar and the Bees is such a fabulous picturebook, touching on themes of migration, friendship, conservation, lgbtq+ representation and community action" @childrensfiction


    "The story is so uplifting and hopeful. Two children create such beautiful change" @homeschool_with_me


    "The illustrations, packed with details, are warm and beautiful. As a bonus, there are bee facts in the first and last spread as well as a honey cake recipe at the end" @life_with_little_mr.d

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