Having read The Bee Hive- it is imaginative and goes at a real adventurous pace. As an adult reading the book I found it to be easy to read but with a wonderful undertone of meaning and clarity.
When I then gave it to my 8 year old son he found it to be a brilliant read also he could read it himself with no need for much input other than the fact he wanted to update me what had happened which I feel is rare. he discussed the book with real excitement could not wait for the next chapter and was upset when it ended he even drew his own perfect bee hive hideaway.
Then I go to my 4 year old I read the book to her and with the added pictures which are imaginative and easy to explain she was just as enthralled with it and even wanted to read it during the day with me not just at bedtime. She even drew the comparison between her and my son using the characters often laughing at aspects especially dolly which is as a parent is brilliant to see especially when she is just beginning her reading journey
Simons book is a wonderful first novel which hopefully you will buy and enjoy just as we have. Reading such a wonderful imaginative book that has satisfied all three of us in different ways is a truely wonderful gift he has given us and we await his next book.
I loved this book. It is so wonderfully written and so perfectly illustrated that no matter what your age, it will most definitely bring out the inner child in you. Funny and imaginative yet touching, I highly recommend The Bee Hive to anyone who wants to re-live their childhood again. Brilliant, just brilliant..
The Bee Hive is a book that reminds you how good it is to be a child. I am 10 years old and I really enjoyed reading this book, I recommend it to children 8-12 years old. It describes all the characters very well within the first chapter. The brother and sister argue a lot so it reminds me of me and my younger brother. The Bee Hive is quite easy to pick up but you do have to concentrate, especially on the first half of the book because things are happening all the time. It took me a while to properly get in to the book but when it got really exciting I started to enjoy it more. This book is funny and adventurous, I recommend it to people who enjoy a bit of comedy. You should definitely try out The Bee Hive.