In this book in the Denver Museum Insect Books series, children find out how bees live and work together, learn about the bee life cycle and bee bodies, discover how bees "talk" to one another, and make honeycomb prints and a model bee.
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Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Julian Mulock is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers. He started life as a scientific illustrator at the Royal Ontario Museum and specializes in wild life themes. He lives and works in Toronto.
Reviewed with Deborah Hodge's Ants.
Gr. 1-3. New books in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science series do a good job of combining age-appropriate projects to reinforce learning with just plain facts. These volumes, useful to youngsters fascinated by insects as well as to those studying them in the classroom, will pump up the curiosity level. Full-color close-ups of ants and bees in their natural habitats (slightly better in bees than ants) and scientific drawings, all well labeled, bring kids literally face-to-face with bugs. The text, delivered in small bites mostly scattered across the pages and usually accompanied by spot art, is direct, one idea per paragraph. It briefly describes physical characteristics, social structure, behavior, and the growth cycle. Hodge also neatly works in odd bits of fact and gives stellar explanations of unfamilar subject-specific terms (pollen is "flower dust"). A few lines of text relate each project (there are three in each book) to the main discussion. A great way to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. Stephanie Zvirin
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Book Description Kids Can Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111553376560
Book Description Kids Can Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1553376560 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1578298
Book Description Kids Can Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Julian Mulock (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1553376560
Book Description Kids Can Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1553376560