Thursday, February 25, 2016

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts - A Book Review

I love children's books! Once upon a time I got in trouble when I was in third or fourth grade because I was trying to check out children's books instead of chapter books. The librarian scolded me. I liked the pictures. Chapter books were limited with illustrations. Still to this day I go to the children's book section first when I enter a bookstore, or library.

I adore the children's book I got called Achoo! Why Pollen Counts By Sheenen Bersani to review. 

An added perk was getting a special card from the author Shennen Bersani!

Plus the author signed it to my nephew Edison. He is going to get this book very soon.

What Achoo! Why Pollen Counts is about:

A baby bear is allergic to pollen. The grass is covered with it. The pollen makes baby bear sneeze, itch, and his eyes get watery.

The story covers what pollen is, how we need it, and what animals eat it to help them survive.

What I like about Achoo! Why Pollen Counts:

I've always been an allergy/asthma sufferer. This book relates to me. I know my nephew Edison is getting the book, but I also know his family is filled with allergy sufferers as well. It takes a complex topic, and makes it understandable to anyone.

I like the writing, and the cute illustrations. One thing that is different about this book compared to others is that it has 4 pages of learning activities in the back for creative minds:

  • Ah-Achoo! Understanding Alleriges
  • Flower Parts
  • The Pollination Process
  • Pollinator Matching
  • Bees: The Great Pollinators
You can look for more activities online at

Best for ages 4-7. Isaak who is almost 8 enjoyed it. I think the illustrations are great for younger. Kids love to be read to. They may not be able to do the activities in the back when they are younger than 4, but they still will enjoy this story!

Keywords: adaptations, basic needs, pollen, allergies, plant parts, plant life cycle, pollinators, pollination, bees 

Animals in the book: black bear, bear, honeybee, ladybug, snow owl, spider, vole, zebra butterfly 

Special Thanks:  Dr. Alan Graham, Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology at Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, for reviewing the accuracy of the information in this book.

Buy Achoo! Why Pollen Counts! It comes in:
  • Hardcover: $17.95
  • Paperback: $9.95
  • Spanish Paperback: $9.95
  • EBook $6.95
  • Spanish EBook: $6.95
Check out more books from Arbordale Publishing
Get Achoo! Why Pollen Counts on Amazon
Like Achoo! Why Pollen Counts on facebook
Visit Sheenen Bersani - the author's website
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Ai Sakura said...

I love children picture books with beautiful illustrations too. Makes it even more interesting to read! :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Theresa Mahoney said...

The illustrations certainly are lovely! And this is a great book that can really help littles understand allergies a bit better.

mail4rosey said...

I like the pictures in this one too. My son favors books with animals.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I never read about pollen before. It looks very interesting..

Masshole Mommy said...

I have HORRIBLE allergies in the spring! This sounds like a cute book.

~ Noelle said...

This is cute.
You know I love kids books :)


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