Bees on the Roof is a book about a boy named Sam. Sam gets bee hives for a 7th grade science project. He and his three friends work together to raise the bees and save the restaurant where his father works. Bee allergies and problems with the hive cause so much trouble that Sam doesn’t know what to do. Will he fail his project? Will he have to take down the bee hives?
Bees on the Roof is an amazing book stuffed with true facts about bees. Even though the author, Robbie Shell, had lots of facts about bees, it didn’t seem like a non-fiction book. She made up realistic characters with traits that made them seem like real people. This had an impact on the book for me because I don’t like books with fantasy characters. The author made me wonder what happened to the characters at the end of the book. Something that I didn’t like was that the chapters were so short. It made me feel like the author was rushing onto the next chapter. During the beginning of the book I found myself daydreaming, but closer to the end I didn’t want to stop reading. I liked the ending of the book because it connected to the beginning very nicely. I would recommend this book to kids ages 8-10 because of the simple vocabulary and the short chapters.