The Honey Makers (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Gail Gibbons
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Covers the physical structure of honey bees and how they live in colonies, as well as how they produce honey and are managed by beekeepers.
It's that kind of fact that pops up frequently as Gibbons (Country Fair, 1994, etc.) investigates the lives of these industrious "manufacturers" and their relationship to humans through beekeeping. She follows a worker bee from birth through its many jobs: house bee, nurse, wax maker, guard, and forager. Queens, drones, and life within the hive are all covered in detail. Outside the hive, the beekeepers are busy, too, setting up the hive, maintaining it, and collecting and processing the honey. Gibbons includes sample pages for each month from a beekeeper's diaryeven in the cold months of December and January, there is work to be done. Bright pictures back up the text in a slightly looserstill highly detailedline than is Gibbons's typical style. She incorporates some of the clichés about bees into the book, giving real meaning to beeline and busy as a bee. A final page rounds up some random tidbits, covering everything from stings to honey flavors. Bee-utiful.
- Demco Media
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- Edition description:
- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
- Product dimensions:
- 11.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction literature. Called a "master of picture book nonfiction" by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.
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