BEE

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Through a hole in the book’s cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow.

With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals new flowers and plants, plus a look inside a beehive as the bees work together to help a plants grow.

Children will love seeing the details of a bee’s active day as each page is turned, and along the way they’ll learn about ways in which bees and plants works together to produce a healthy, beautiful environment.

And look for its companion books, Tree, Moon, Ocean, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, in the same Peek-Through Picture Book series!

"Ample opportunities can be found to linger over the vibrant multimedia collages of meadows, woods, hedgerows, streams, and, most of all, the flowers bursting from the pages. An inviting introduction to the busy lives of honeybees." —Booklist

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Teckentrup's simple rhyming story presents a short lesson in how bees pollinate our world. At the break of dawn, the little bee buzzes and floats past birds, deer, and other animals out to the meadow where the flowers grow. She knows that she has "a special job to do, gathering nectar…from every foxglove [and] every rose, dusty with pollen." From bloom to bloom she goes, with the sun as her compass. As she works and travels, the pollen goes with her. When she discovers a field with "flowers as far as the eye can see," it's time to head back to the hive to spread the news. Soon, the other workers join her and leave "the gift of pollen behind" as they travel, playing their important part in the life cycle of plants and flowers. Teckentrup's colorful mixed-media illustrations are enhanced digitally. The pages have a hexagonal die-cut, suggestive of a honeycomb, with a drawing of a bee at the center. Each cutout is smaller than the previous, creating an appealing frame. Although a simple presentation, this book is well suited for an introductory look at pollinators. VERDICT A recommended read-aloud for most elementary classrooms or informational book collections.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

Review

"Ample opportunities can be found to linger over the vibrant multimedia collages of meadows, woods, hedgerows, streams, and, most of all, the flowers bursting from the pages. An inviting introduction to the busy lives of honeybees." —Booklist

About the Author

BRITTA TECKENTRUP has written and illustrated over seventy children's books, which have been published in over twenty countries. Her books include Tree, Bee, Moon, Ocean, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Peek-Through Picture Book series, as well as Under the Same Sky, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Born in Hamburg, Germany, and educated in London at St. Martin's College and the Royal College of Art, she currently lives with her family in Berlin. See her work online at brittateckentrup.com and follow her on Instagram at @britta_teckentrup.
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