Author Candace Fleming and illustrator Eric Rohmann have wowed the children’s book world with a very engaging and detailed book about bees. Did you know bees are quite hairy?! The oil paintings of bees in this book are so close-up you’ll feel like you’re just as tiny, getting exclusive access of a nest from a bee's point-of-view.
The book follows the life cycle of a honeybee with anticipation that she will fly into the world and forage for sweet nectar. But that’s not the only thing honeybees do. They take on many roles in a matter of days before even leaving the nest. The book is written in a poetic way that includes some drama, a little bit of dancing and most importantly astonishing facts that will make a reader realize just how much we take these little creatures for granted. Information at the back of the book is about body parts of a worker honeybee, ways to help them thrive, and additional online and book resources. Definitely make a beeline for this bee-filled book.
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera is the winner of the 2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal for the most distinguished informational book published in the U.S.