Bees and Their Hives

Bees and Their Hives

by Linda Tagliaferro

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Text and photographs introduce bees and the hives in which they live and build.See more details below

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Text and photographs introduce bees and the hives in which they live and build.

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Children's Literature
This entry in "The Animal Homes" series is illustrated with excellent close-up labeled photographs of bees in their hive. With a word count of 112 and an early intervention level of 15, it's aimed at newly proficient readers at the first or second grade level, but would work for other older readers as information, as well. The hive life of bees is discussed in one or two sentences per page, terminology such as queen, worker, cells, and honeycomb is explained in context but is also defined, but with more complex terminology (e.g. "hive: a structure where a colony of bees life; thousands of bees live in one hive"), in a glossary. Three workaday series books for reference, a website vetted and maintained by Capstone, and an index conclude the work. While the Magic School Bus visit to a beehive and Charles Miccucci's Life and Times of the Bee may be more fun, this is one book six year olds can read entirely for themselves, and it provides a good introduction to further adult-assisted inquiry. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

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Capstone Press
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Animal Homes Series
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Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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