There is an East African bird that loves honeycombs but sometimes cannot reach them. So the honey guide calls to a person or a honey badger and leads them to a bee nest. The writer's powerful voice takes readers on a journey through beautifully and evocatively painted African landscapes. Carrying a burning stick (its smoke will subdue the angry bees), we move cautiously past a herd of elephants, a hidden snake, a sleeping lion, and hungry crocodiles - until, at last, we and the bird reach the honey. A remarkable relationship between people in East Africa and a species of bird is the basis of this compelling picture book.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
April Pulley Sayre is a writer, video producer, and bird watcher with a special interest in "overlooked, sometimes maligned creatures," including bats, insects, and lemurs. She and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana.