Here is the ideal introduction for preschoolers and early elementary children to insects that are not only amazing but also critically important to humans. Inside-the-hive views of a wild colony of honey bees offer close-ups of the queen, the cells, even bee eggs. Simple verse will engage a young child, while sidebars with fascinating information satisfy the somewhat older child. Parents, teachers, and interested children will enjoy much more information about both wild and domestic hives in the back of the book. The artist’s detailed style shimmers with life, highlighting each hair or grain of pollen on the bees. A wild hive in a tree in the artist’s own backyard served as a model!
Ages: 3 to 8
Format: 32 pages – fully illustrated – 9 by 11
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-58469-115-0
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-58469-114-3
Lexile Score: 650
Curriculum Components: Insects • Life Cycle of the Honeybee • Animal Families/Social Relationships
Published March 2009