PPBF: The Honeybee

D246EA9F-4FA7-4372-AEEF-C086BD880977Opening: A field. A tree. Climb it and see…for miles, all around you, grow wild and free flowers. But then…Shhh! What’s that?

0BC02989-C88B-4624-98EE-8AA16861B5A0Summary: (from my library’s catalog): Illustrations and rhyming text follow endangered honeybees through the year as they forage for pollen and nectar, communicate with others at their hive, and make honey.

9B058DD6-9F89-480E-9318-84488DB4A4F6I like this book because: If ever I felt a temperature or fragrance in a picturebook, it is this beautifully rendered, sweetly humorous and ever so levitational piece of informative perfection. Yes, like champagne bubbles in your nose! My four year old neighbor and I enjoyed it immensely – and then we went and collected some of the first raspberries of the season!

FFAFE65F-9543-41E4-BB87-7E896380EEBBResources/Activities: make pipe cleaner bee rings by twisting half lengths of black and yellow snugly around a pencil, then fold in half a full-length white pipe cleaner, wrap not too tightly around a finger, then twist and place the bee on top, twist again, then fold the ends into wings, twist and tuck in the ends.

AF629453-187A-4EAE-86C7-80A66B806654For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.

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