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The Secret Life of Bees: Meet the Bees of the World, with Buzzwing the Honey Bee

The Secret Life of Bees: Meet the Bees of the World, with Buzzwing the Honey Bee

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Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore.

Welcome to my honey hive home.
It's where I live with my family.
I'm small and fuzzy and striped black and gold.
I'm Buzzwing the hard-working honey bee!

Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born.

Learn the secrets of this worker bee's tiny world, including:
  • The bee life cycle
  • Bee anatomy
  • How bees collect nectar and make honey
  • What happens inside the hive
  • The different types of bees
  • Why bees are so important to humans
  • How bees can thrive in the city
  • Bee folk tales from around the world
With things to search for and find throughout, tips for making your own environment welcoming to bees, and even a poetry-writing exercise, The Secret Life of Bees is brimming with reasons to admire and respect the hardworking honeybee.

Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical guide to bees that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy--a book to be pored over time and again.

Author: Moira Butterfield
Publisher: Words & Pictures
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 11.50h x 9.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780711260511
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 04/01/2021 pg. 136

About the Author

Moira Butterfield is an internationally-published children's book author. Her work includes picture books, board books, fiction, and highly-commended non-fiction books that seek to spark a child's imagination about our world. She studied literature and has lived in and traveled to many places across the world. She currently lives in Bath, UK, with her family, where she loves to cycle, sew, and sing.

Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her interest in art began at a young age, using drawing to express herself and her inner imaginary world. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, and digital processes to create a blend of traditional texture with a modern look and feel. She is the proud owner of a mini goldendoodle, called Darlie.

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