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‘There is something special in this old town,
From Piccadilly Gardens to Ancoats, we’re proud,
Folk are so busy but we still stop to chat,
The Manchester Bee rests upon someone’s hat.’

The Manchester Bee is a new illustrated children’s book written by Peter A. Johnson and illustrated by Nastia Peace.

There’s a surprising dearth of the books about the bee, with only one previously published, so it’s nice to see another one released.

Manchester Bee Example Page 1

Dedicated to the city that swarmed together in its hour of need, the book is a celebration of Manchester through rhyming couplets and beautiful illustrations. The honey-hued pages trace the bee’s journey, as it visits people and city centre sights.

Peter is a primary school teacher who has already published one book, BOG: The Ogre In The Cellar, and already has another, The Girl Who Could Be Anything, upcoming. Why not find out more about the author on his website

Manchester Bee Example Page 2

 You can find out more information about this book on Peter’s website and the book is available now from Amazon, and will soon be available in city centre stockists.