The Children’s Book Review | August 11, 2016
Written by Nosy Crow
Illustrated by Benji Davies
Age Range: 0 -3
Hardcover Book: 8 pages
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd. (2017)
What to Expect: Bizzy Bear, Teamwork, Tools, Projects, DIY
Bizzy Bear has been busy deep sea diving, visiting with dinosaurs and having fun on the farm. Now he is taking time to work on a fun project for him and his friends!
Benji Davies brings back yet another interactive Bizzy Bear as he hammers, measures, saws, and drills to create an out-of-this-world treehouse that seems to be able to rocket into space! Youngsters push and pull the tabs to mimic the actions of Bizzy Bear. Davies does not miss a beat with his illustrations by including the excess sawdust and the little friends (ie. the ladybug and worm) who pop up from the grass to keep on eye on things.
This interactive board book teaches children not only about teamwork, but also the ability to create things with your own two hands, and knowing that we all have this capability in each of us. This is a lesson that can never be taught too early.
About the Illustrator
From a young age, Benji Davies was invariably found drawing and painting at the kitchen table, a scene which is often repeated to this day. He is the award-winning illustrator of all the Bizzy Bear books and apps, as well as a number of recent picture books, including Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Grandad’s Island, which he also wrote. Benji Davies lives in east London.
Bizzy Bear: Do-It-Yourself Day, by Nosy Crow and Benji Davies, was reviewed by Anna C. Iacovetta, Ph.D.. Discover more books like Bizzy Bear: Do-It-Yourself Day by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Animals, Books About Faith, and Spirituality.