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Children's LiteratureThis oversized volume is brimming with facts and fascinating figures about bees. Bright colors and large easy-to-read text invite young readers to discover the world we share with these tiny, busy creatures that we depend on so much. Full-size color photographs show the bee in the hive and through each stage of development. Detailed color illustrations also provide a close-up view of body parts and the stinger. There is also a brief look at the pollination process. Readers will be amazed to learn that one bee produces only a small spoonful of honey in its lifetime. Several easy to follow activities provide hands-on learning experiences. A honeycomb print activity demonstrates the bees wise use of space in the hive when they work like architects to create their six sided cells. Styrofoam balls and some paint and pipe cleaners and readers can make their own model of a bee. An easy-to-make recipe for a honey milkshake is enticing. Bee words and pictures are provided in a glossary. An index is also included. An excellent resource for primary grades. 2004, Kids Can Press, Ages 4 to 7.