Friday, March 27, 2009

The Bee's Knees


Last night the little fellas and I got to enjoy the book launch of Dunedin writer Raymond Huber's children's novel Sting. Strange how it doesn't take much arm twisting to get the boys along to book launches, especially when they are hosted at our favourite haunt The University Book Shop.

As the book title and the cover imply, Sting is a tale based in the world of the bee, and in particular a bee named Ziggy, who is not your average bee in a box.

It was a lovely launch for a book that I can see will be an absolute hit with my bee mad boys. One of our summer holiday treats had been to visit Arataki Honey in Havelock North which is devoted to all things bee and you can see into working hives. Needless to say the boy's were engrossed and we came away from the place with a lot of honey purchases.

The event last night was warm and friendly, the authors speech funny and engaging and the crowd very appreciative. It was clear Raymond is very passionate about his bees.

I can't wait to read the book - it will be next on the bedtime reading list when we've finished The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, although the boys will no doubt devour it before then, they thought the whole idea behind the book was the bee's knees.

1 comment:

Raymond Huber said...

Thank you, Vanda!
The boys can feel free to ask any questions about Sting through my website.
I love Dawn Treader too. Lewis was a genius.
Raymond