From the author, Addie Broussard

I was sitting on a beach in Southern Portugal last year (Portugal has some of the best beaches in the world) and something caught my eye. I immediately grabbed my phone and started filming it.

It was amazing!

After researching, I learned that it was a sand wasp. The beedog was just my nickname for it. It seemed to be digging in the sand just like a dog looking to hide a bone. I told the story to several people and realized this discovery had to be shared in some way.

Other people had to know about this fascinating insect!

That’s when I got the idea for a children’s book.  The Beedog!

The story unfolds as Cora and Manny spot a rather strange insect while building a sandcastle on a beach in Portugal. Little did they know, they were about to make an incredible discovery.  Find out here!

Check out the video here of the real-life Beeddog!

About the book

Neighbors and schoolmates Cora and Manny travel to Carvalho Beach in Portugal for an exciting vacation. Little do they know that they’re in for a day of discovery and surprises.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious little insect. Will they be able to figure out what it is and why it’s digging so furiously in the sand?

An adventure awaits little ones in this science discovery picture book for children aged 4-8. The Beedog is perfect for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love bugs.

Book extras include fun printable activities related to scientific classification and research.

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