Meet Mason, a boy, like many other kids, who is afraid of bees. However, a simple encounter with a mason bee changes Mason's life; Mason conquers his fear of bees and is empowered to be like a superhero to help save the bees.
This storybook teaches timely and important lessons about the native bees, habitat, pesticide use and native plants--very weighty topics in a light and fun way. Although geared for grades K-5, many adults will learn a thing or two as well.
This book was inspired by the author’s son, Mason, who declared that he hated bugs. Pape recognized this familiar negative attitude toward insects and turned the teachable moment into a book. By connecting children to plants, pollinators and their food, Pape hopes her books will influence kids (and their adults) to choose behaviors that support their own health as well as the health of the planet.