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An introduction to the behavior and life cycle of honeybees, with particular emphasis on the production of honey.

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Overview

An introduction to the behavior and life cycle of honeybees, with particular emphasis on the production of honey.

An introduction to the behavior and life cycle of honeybees, with particular emphasis on the production of honey.

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Gr 1-3-An appealing blend of smoothly written text and meticulous color illustrations. Short blocks of large, easy-to-read print, most of which are set on the backgrounds of picture spreads, briefly describe the functions of the queen, drones, and workers; some major physical and behavioral characteristics; the bee communication "dance"; swarming; and the honey-making process. The realistic, finely detailed paintings match the serene tone of the text. Several spreads offer full-color views of bees foraging for food in idyllic meadows, while others are close-ups of workers busy inside golden-hued hives. The book concludes with miscellaneous facts about the insects and honey. The text omits some important information. For instance, metamorphosis is not described, although several pictures include cross-sections of developing larvae and pupae within their wax cells, and a queen is shown laying an egg. There is little discussion of physical characteristics; however, the illustrations extend the text in this regard as well. Joyce Milton's Honeybees (Grosset & Dunlap, 2003) describes the stages of metamorphosis and discusses physical characteristics in more detail, but its serviceable illustrations lack the visual detail and technical skill of Schindler's work. Despite the omissions, Rockwell's book will be a useful addition to the subject area and a great read-aloud.-Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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“Appended with additional facts, this attractive introduction to honey production will serve students well . . .”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060285678
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/3/2005
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.

S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

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    Yummy Honey.

    *This book is part of the "Let's-Read-and Find-Out science" series, and it is great. *Educational. *Informative. *Learn about nectar, pollen, and how bees make honey. *Valuable facts about bees and honey are in the back of the book. *Good for a reference in a book report.

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