Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees by Ryan Mizzen 

Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees by Ryan Mizzen 

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 11th January 2021

BOOK OF THE WEEK

 Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees

Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees by Ryan Mizzen  (Author), Paul Winward (Illustrator)

Paperback :           31 pages

Publisher :             Ryan Mizzen

Reading age :       5 years and up

Blurb

“We have to do something before it’s too late,

To help save bees from a horrible fate.”

Hedgey-A is a friendly hedgehog who cares for and likes helping others. One day Hedgey-A is visited

by his friend Brizzy the honey bee. Hedgey-A learns that bees are becoming sick because chemicals

called pesticides are being used on plants. But he knows just what to do and sets off for London to

see the Queen, who he hopes can help save the bees!

Synopsis

One day Brizzy the honey bee visits Hedgey-A to tell him that his fellow bees are falling ill and this is

because of pesticide use. Brizzy is very worried and doesn’t know what to do. Hedgey-A immediately

grasps the severity of the issue and reassures Brizzy that he’ll help him fix the problem, knowing that

the Queen rules over the land and if anyone can help fix a problem of this size, it would be her. So he

sets off for London.

The Queen is quite unawares of what has been going on. When she hears the story from Hedgey-A

she is both shocked and outraged. She calls on a new team she has put together called the Earth

Defenders, whose sole responsibility is to protect the environment. She orders them to tell farmers

about what the pesticides are doing and that usage must come to an end. The Chief Defender

instructs his team to visit every farmer up and down the country to inform them. The goal is

achieved and the Earth Defenders (including the Chief) as well as Hedgey-A are knighted and

thanked for their services and hard work by the Queen.

What’s unique about the story and why did I write it?

This story is unique in the sense that it is drawing attention to pesticide use for a younger audience,

who will inherit the world we leave behind. Bees are crucial to our food supply and their numbers

have drastically plummeted in recent years, raising massive concerns. Research has shown that this

is linked to pesticides and neonicotinoids, some of which are banned in the EU, but still available

elsewhere. Meanwhile the UN has shown that it’s possible to eliminate pesticide use and still

produce high yields of crops with other measures. But the pesticide companies have formed a strong

lobby group and have no intention of stopping production.

Hedgey-A Purchase Details

The book can be purchased in both print and eBook editions from Amazon.

 

TOP TEN + TEN OF THE DAY

Highest-grossing films                                               

                                               

Rank    Title                                                                             Worldwide gross         Year   

1          Avengers: Endgame                                                   $2,797,800,564           2019   

2          Avatar                                                                         $2,790,439,000           2009   

3          Titanic                                                                         $2,194,439,542           1997   

4          Star Wars: The Force Awakens                                  $2,068,223,624           2015   

5          Avengers: Infinity War                                               $2,048,359,754           2018   

6          Jurassic World                                                            $1,671,713,208           2015   

7          The Lion King                                                            $1,656,943,394           2019   

8          The Avengers                                                              $1,518,812,988           2012   

9          Furious 7                                                                     $1,516,045,911           2015   

10        Frozen II                                                                     $1,450,026,933           2019   

11        Avengers: Age of Ultron                                            $1,402,805,868           2015   

12        Black Panther                                                              $1,347,280,838           2018   

13        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2          $1,342,025,430           2011   

14        Star Wars: The Last Jedi                                            $1,332,539,889           2017   

15        Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom                                $1,309,484,461           2018   

16        Frozen                                                                         $1,290,000,000           2013   

17        Beauty and the Beast                                                  $1,263,521,126           2017   

18        Incredibles 2                                                               $1,242,805,359           2018   

19        The Fate of the Furious                                               $1,238,764,765           2017   

Get your PE kit on, Joe’s back!

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.”  – Archimedes

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Hedgey-A The Hedgehog

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

A screwdriver walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey, we have a drink named after you!” The Screwdriver responds, “You have a drink named Murray?”

LOVE IS…

Love is…happiness for two

TURN, TURN, TURN

A time to laugh…A time to cry.

ON THIS DAY

11 January 1922 – Insulin is used to treat diabetes for the first time. Patient No. 1 is a 14-year-old Canadian boy, Leonard Thompson.

 

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