Most youngsters find bees to be scary. All they know is that bees can sting them, but it’s important for them to know the wonders of these amazing insects. Author and illustrator Joanna Rzezak has created a gorgeous book that will give children a great deal of information about these wonderful creatures.
Although listings for this book say it is for children aged three to five years old, older readers might well do better with it. It is really text-heavy for that age. Children up to eight years old would really enjoy it. The illustrations are beautiful and filled with so many wonderful details that youngsters’ eyes will be engaged whether they are being read to or reading independently.
Readers will learn about the life cycle of bees, how they create honey and wax and build their combs, and the different jobs the worker bees, forager bees, and drones have in the hive. It shows the symbiotic relationship between bees and plants, the importance of bees in the process of pollination, without which plant life would be decimated. There is fun information about many birds and other insects and animals as well. Don’t miss this book.
|Thames & Hudson
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