The Beedog: A Strange Insect Discovery

With a dash of humor, this award-winning picture book blends a story kids can relate to, with information about a unique insect.

While building a sandcastle in Portugal, Cora and Many make a surprising discovery. Practicing their investigative skills, Cora and Manny try to solve the mystery of this strange insect that they call the Beedog.

This is the first in a series of bug books ideal for classroom book study, STEM education and homeschool projects. The Beedog encourages learning through curiosity and excitement about nature.

BOOK EXTRAS include fun printable worksheets for extended learning (see our Resource Library).

Recommended for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up.


Title: The Beedog
Author: Addie Broussard
Illustrator: Joyeeta Neogi
Publisher: Two Umbrellas Media
978-1-949137-00-2 (pbk)
978-1-949137-01-9 (ebk)
Paperback: 42 pages
Available in paperback and e-book

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2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner – Honorable Mention Award in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) category.


Five-stars from Readers’ Favorite and LitPick!

“The Beedog is especially recommended for young bug lovers.”
– Donna Gielow McFarland for Readers’ Favorite

“The story is wonderful! I love how the story included some trial and error in their research since that is definitely something that we all deal with. What a fantastic story to show kids how they can drive their own learning! In addition to being passionate about getting kids excited about STEM, I also love encouraging them to learn on their own.”
– Vicki Wilkinson, Babies to Bookworms

“The author, Addie Broussard, has written a delightful story which is not only entertaining in itself, but also informative about certain types of insects and their habitats. Add to that the activity pages at the end which give the young reader lots of information in a fun way, and this book would make an ideal addition to any classroom for young learners.”
Jane Finch for Readers’ Favorite

About the author, Addie Broussard

Addie is an avid traveler, and once went on a solo journey to fifteen countries in one year. When she encounters something unique, she writes about it. Her first published picture book, The Beedog, is about a curious insect that she found in southern Portugal. Addie began her writing journey when she was just nine years old, with a book called Doggienauts. That book has been updated and is set for publication in 2019. Addie is originally from the United States and is currently a full-time traveler. Home is where her suitcase is.

About the illustrator, Joyeeta Neogi

Joyeeta is a children’s book illustrator who has worked with international authors and publishers. Her engagement with worldwide clients and multicultural themes has allowed her to create captivating original animal and child characters. Her art captures the expressions, movements, and vibrancy of life within simple compositions to bring the author’s story to life. In her free time, Joyeeta is busy with painting and music. She loves to paint in oil and acrylic and has also developed a passion for watercolor.  To see more of Joyeeta’s work visit:

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