Life and Times of the Honeybee   -     By: Charles Micucci
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Life and Times of the Honeybee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1997 / Paperback

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Get to know what a bee's life is like for a Queen, a worker, and a drone. Clear two-page spreads show the history of beekeeping, the lifecycle of a bee, how honeybees make honey, bee's dances, different types of flowers, what beekeepers do and more, all through beautiful, delicate illustrations and clear, simple text. A perfect way to introduce young children to this vital aspect of agriculture! 32 pages, softcover. Grades 2-4.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 039586139X
ISBN-13: 9780395861394
Ages: 5-8

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Publisher's Description

Why do beekeepers use smoke machines when collecting honey? Can a bee really sting only once? Why do bees "dance"? In concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations that range from the humorous to the scientific, Charles Micucci offers a wide-ranging and spirited introduction to the life cycle, social organization, and history of one of the world's most useful insects. He includes information on how bees make honey, what a beekeeper does, and products that contain beeswax--everything from lipstick to waxes for buffing surfboards. Micucci's rare gift for making science enjoyable and accessible is again revealed in this remarkably witty, rich salute to the honeybee.

Author Bio

Charles Micucci’s other books with Houghton Mifflin include The Life and Times of the Honeybee and The Life and Times of the Peanut. He lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

"Information about honeybees has never been more interesting . . .Right on target for young readers." School Library Journal, Starred

"A solid, fascinating treasure trove of bee stuff, as enriching to the mind as it is pleasing to the eye. Micucci's book is a wonderful example of how good children's nonfiction can really be." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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