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Mason Meets a Mason Bee: An Educational Encounter with a Pollinator

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Meet Mason-a boy who is afraid of bees. Discover how Mason conquers his fear of bees and feels like a superhero on a mission to save bees after he meets a talking mason bee. Yes, a bee sharing his own name! This rhyming picture storybook teaches timely, important and weighty topics about native bees, habitat, pesticides, and native plants in a light and fun way. Although g ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published March 16th 2015 by Good Green Life Publishing (first published October 14th 2014)
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Stephanie
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mason is a boy who is afraid of bees until he comes face to face with a Mason Bee only to find that the bee is afraid of humans too!

In this fun and educational story Mason learns about the importance of bees from a bee himself. Once Mason is assured that bees are not out to hurt him, he learns why bees are important to him and the ecosystem. In a rhyming scheme, kids will learn not to fear bees, what bees do to help us and what we can do to help them. Mason Meets a Mason Bee introduces the very
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Clare O'Beara
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a cute tale for early readers about a boy who meets a bee and each of them is afraid of the other. The bee explains that it is a mason bee and does not want to sting, but pollinates plants to make food for people. Mason also gets to hear about insecticides and other issues for beneficial insects.

There are lovely colourful photos on every page. At the end are a few pages of more detailed information for adults. This would be good for a class nature table or a family reading session and s
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Marjorie
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Mason Meets a Mason Bee by Dawn Pape is a book that should be on bookshelves and classrooms everywhere. It is about Mason who is afraid of bees. One day he meets a Mason Bee and learns that bees are also afraid of people. This book is a fun and educational way learning about bees. It is told in a rhyming way, it's informative and done in such a cute way. A great read aloud. This book is also a good teaching tool and in the back of the book you will find a science
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Lady
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Save The Bees!!!

This is an adorable and informative book about bees for small children. It has a lot of information at the back to help you if you wish to use it to teach a science lesson (ie in a school or daycare setting) featuring this book as a learning tool. I really found it very cute and funny while still teaching important facts. I will definitely be sharing this book with my kids :)

*** This book is best read aloud to a group of children or with a child in a one on one setting due to the
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REVIEW MASON MEETS A MASON BEE

A delightful story with a serious real-life message, MASON MEETS A MASON BEE photographically illustrates the encounter of a young boy named MASON, with a type of bee [New to me!] which daily pollinated 100 times the amount of a honeybee. This particular Mason bee is both verbal and voluble, and instructs his namesake on several important lawn and garden matters.

The book also appends explanations, research, and links. The author, Dawn Pape, is the LawnChair Gardener
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Dana
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a cute rhyming book for children that tells facts about bees and their importance in pollinating the plants that we eat. It also tells about the dangers of pesticides and has lovely photographs of bees and flowers and an adorable little boy. I did, however, think that the photos of bees that they had drawn faces on were rather creepy. There are not many of those and perhaps children will think they are cute. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.
Cindy
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A wonderful story about a boy and a bee with the same name. The bee educates the boy and the reader on the importance of insects in our world. This was a fun, fact filled book that lets everyone who reads it know what they can do to help take care of our planet.
Carolyn Wilhelm
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Informative and Happy

This book would be excellent in a primary grade science class. The story is child-centered and appropriate. The sources of information are listed in the bibliography. More information is included at the end for adults. It provides a good understanding of bees and how to help them. Bees do need our help.
Dana
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Get the electronic version of this book on Amazon today for free from the author in honor of Earth Day and in return leave a review on Amazon.

What a wonderful message for adults and children. As an elementary teacher, I can envision using this book (a big book form would be awesome) to teach rich vocabulary, environmental awareness, and some great rhyming skills too. The only thing that would make this book even more ideal for schools would be nonfiction text features (headings, bold vocabulary
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Lindea
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mason meets a mason bee, is a very educational and funny little book. It provides valuable information about Mason Bees and insects in general. It provides information about how important they are to the world (they pollinate which means they are giving us food). It is very informative, it is based on very recent research: ex. research about pesticide and how it may contribute to Bee Hive collapse.

In the end the book has a very informative essay for adults, which outlines the bee-crisis and sta
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Author and self-proclaimed “lawn chair gardener,” Dawn Pape has written a gardening guide and two children’s books about pollinating insects. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge through freelance writing and public speaking on many eco-friendly gardening topics. Pape's company’s mission is to promote eco-friendly, functional yards and she proudly shares profits with community organization ...more

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