Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann, Neal Porter Books, 9780823442850, c2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Non fiction
What did you like about the book? The full, though very short, life of a honeybee fills the pages of this remarkable picture book. From her making her way out of her chamber, through her daily life to her poignant death, this book follows the life of Apis Mellifera, European western honeybee. It’s truly amazing how much she accomplishes in 35 days.
Eric Rohmann’s vivid and lifelike illustrations let us peek into the hive to see what work goes into the survival of one of our most precious insects on the planet.
There are several pages in the back of the book that show us the specific parts of a honeybee, ways we can help them, and a selected bibliography.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Science teachers and librarians can use this title to show how important bees are to our lives.
Who should buy this book? Day care centers, Public libraries and elementary school libraries need to add this book to their collections.
Where would you shelve it? Non fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Maria Touet, Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA
Date of review: February 17, 2020