John Lewellen wrote an excellent book on flight, for older readers, last year-Birds and Planes: How They Fly (p.42) and he does as well here with his bees. Third graders will find smooth sailing in a text that deals orthodoxly but absorbingly with bees- in their hives, in their specific capacities as queens, drones and workers, in the nectar gathering process and the body equipment for it. Especially fascinating are the instinctual dances for distance and direction and the theory that bees are guided by polarized light. Patricia Jackson's diagrams and colored pictures are well detailed. A book to rival others in its field.