Young readers can learn about many of the most amazing aspects of nature in this strikingly illustrated set of books. Ideal for the reader who must know how nature works, this series has the answers to many questions, helping to open up the world of nature's secrets.
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Gr 3-5--Two acceptable series titles. Bailey focuses on how an orb web is created, but explains a variety of other types of spider constructions as well. Chinery includes information about bees' anatomy, life cycle, enemies, nectar gathering, honey production, and related topics. Both books have plenty of full-color photographs and illustrations, so many in fact that the text sometimes seems crowded on the page. Libraries with Claudia Schnieper's Amazing Spiders (Carolrhoda, 1989) and Sandra Markle's Outside and Inside Spiders (Bradbury, 1994) will find little additional information here. Although the focus and organization are different in Sylvia Johnson's A Beekeeper's Year (Little, Brown 1994) and Charles Micucci's The Life and Times of the Honeybee (Houghton, 1995), much of the information Chinery provides is also included in those books.
Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
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Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0761404562