The Life Cycle of a Bee

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Very close looks at bees in all their stages make up this text of simple sentences and large photographs. This text, a level three entry in the "Blastoff! Readers" series, is designed for early fluent readers. One or two sentences on each page first describe honeybees and honeycombs. The stages of a bee's life cycle (the egg, larva, pupa, and adult) are listed, and then facts along with photos describe some of the details of each stage. Words that may be new to the reader, such as grub and larva, are in bold print and the definitions are listed in the glossary. Precise photos show examples such as the egg in the honeycomb cell, the cocoon, and an adult bee breaking out of the cocoon by chewing through the wax cap. The text explains how the workers care for the grubs, gather pollen, and make honey. It tells how the queen bee leaves the hive to mate with drones and may lay as many as 2,000 eggs every day. This text would be useful for supplemental science curriculum. The brief sentences are appropriate for beginning readers, and the excellent and interesting photographs provide motivation to read as they promote understanding. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600143052
  • Publisher: Bellwether Media
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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