You Are a Honey Bee!

Dial. (Meet Your World). Apr. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780593529690.
Gr 1-3–A personable little honey bee with a smiling face takes readers through the hardworking life of a female bee. Emerging from her cell, a new bee begins her work and, in many stages, progresses to become a gatherer of nectar and maker of honey. As the bee chomps, stretches, chews, and pulls, a diverse group of cartoon children imitate her motions with similar chomps, stretches, and pulls. The lively text and helpful illustrations offer much information and allow readers to understand the varied and important skills bees must have in order to maintain their hive. Further information is offered in a glossary and in suggestions for children to imitate bees by dancing, cleaning, and foraging for colorful flowers. Of great value is the explanation on the importance of maintaining a healthy bee population.
VERDICT A very useful work for environmental science and animal studies in the classroom and for individual reading. The hardworking life of a honey bee is shown through a lively text and colorful illustrations which offer significant information.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing