BUSY BUZZY BEE by Karen Wallace


Age Range: 4 - 7
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paper 0-7894-4758-4 Readers will delight in this entry in the Eyewitness Readers series, in which Wallace combines a very brief, controlled vocabulary and striking full-color photographs to gracefully explain the life cycle of the honey bee. Inserts of labeled images are provided to help children connect specialized words—those not usually part of a basic reading vocabulary, e.g., hive, nectar, pollen, cell, and bee grub. The only mild reservation may be that the photographs in the book show bees and the hive greatly enlarged; some children will need to be provided with a frame of reference for such giant insects. This is a welcome resource for beginning readers, whose curiosity about nature will propel them through page after page. (Nonfiction. 4-7)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7894-4759-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: DK Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1999