Reviews & Features
We’re a big believer in the idea that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Here, some nice people had nice things to say about us!
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The Bee Ethicool Author Competition Shortlist
Meet the four incredibly talented authors who are vying to join our team in our inaugural Bee Ethcool Author Competition. Don't forget to cast your vote!
Authors, take note. Here's what we've learnt from the Bee Ethicool Author Competition
The deadline has come and gone on our Bee Ethicool Author Competition. Here's what we've learnt from reviewing over 2000 manuscripts.
How to write AND illustrate a truly inspiring children's book
Ever heard of Maurice Sendak?!? Of course you have, because he's the most famous children's author of all time (and honestly, who doesn't love Where the Wild Things Are?). But...
Are we losing sight of the importance of early literacy?
Millennial parents, hello, hi, hey?!? We think you're forgetting something important. Very important. Read this right now.
Not "Just an Illustrator"...
Some absolutely wonderful words with Francisco Fonseca, the man behind many of Ethicool's magical illustrations.
How to create a children's book character everyone loves
After the formidable Mother Nature in Stu French's Remembering Mother Nature, we didn't think we could ever create a more lovable character. But then, Sharna Carter came along and did...
They were a gift to a 3 year old. Her Mum reads the story & she is immersed in the illustrations. Now after a couple of readings she tells the story as they go through by the pictures. Magical & educational at the same time. Bravo
Beautifully illustrated and with a simple message to help little kids manage big feelings of anxiety.
This book is amazing, definitely shows us what is happening around our world.
Just Like Me is set in the cold, but makes you feel warm to the core with a friendship based on mutual respect, good communication and appreciation of differences as well as similarities. This is a wonderful book with a beautiful message, an easy to read story, and bright, fun illustrations which will keep the whole range of the youngest of readers entertained. I am so excited to be giving this book as a gift to all the young readers I know!
An accessible, charming book that teaches the reader how good it can be to embrace differences. The characters show respect for those differences by honoring boundries and communicating their own; a message of respect as part of acceptance is an important one that's refreshing to see in a children's story.
Absolutely beautiful books.
Beautifully written and illustrated books!
This beautifully illustrated and written book shows us how we are harming the environment and that things need to change. Its a wonderful way to educate and inspire people to change.
Such a beautifully illustrated book with such an important message for our children, put in a really easy to understand way for them.
Beautiful books, my Grandson loves them.
This is such a wonderful book a very clever way to introduce the concept of inclusion. Characters, colors and relationships portrayed in this book are so beautiful and mesmerizing. This is my niece's fav book and has to be read atleast once a day.
This is a wonderful book with beautiful colourful images. The Author simplifies the message of diversity very cleverly. I highly recommend this book for young children.
Just Like Me
Such a wonderful book and written in an incredibly sensitive way to tell the story of a real life issue that effects so many people and families.
This is a BEAUTIFUL book in every sense of the term. The illustrations are gorgeous with lots of little details to discover and talk about (with a few that are really special - I love the big burley dad folding little undies … the hours that I’ve done that myself … lol!). The story is one that features a great twist and message. My little girls ask for this book at bedtime all the time … take their word for it: this is a great story!