DOWNLOAD Ù Honeybee ☆ Get up close and personal with Apis one honeybee as she embarks on her journey through life complete with exuisitely detailed illustrations Beginning at birth the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is driven to protect and take care of her hive She cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the ueen But is she strong enEric Rohmann describe the life cycle of the hard working honeybee in this poetically written thoroughly researched picture book similar in form and concept to the Sibert and Orbis Pictus award book Giant Suid complete with stunning gatefold and an essay on the plight of honeybeesA Junior Library Guild Selectio. Sometimes the life of a single being is so glorious it takes your breath away The you know about the days of their life the your admiration and respect increases You realize every moment of the hours of their existence is orchestrated for a greater good It's about survival not only for them but for every other living being As humans the we take notice of the value of these beings the better able we are to protect and preserve their place in our natural world Upon the first reading and every reading thereafter of Honeybee The Busy Life Of Apis Mellifera Neal Porter Books Holiday House February 4 2020 written by Candace Fleming with art by Eric Rohmann readers find themselves immersed in the life of a valued member of the hive a female worker bee We are there for every day of her life and we are humbled by her accomplishmentsMy full recommendation

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He ueen But is she strong enough to fly Not yetShe builds wax comb to store honey and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage She defends the hive from invaders Apis accomplishes all of this before beginning her life outdoors as an adventurer seeking nectar to bring back to her hiveCandace Fleming and. This is a picture book with gorgeous illustrations but it is not an ordinary picture book “Apis” becomes the bee’s first name but the author does not anthropomorphize her We follow this bee’s life cycle and when her work is done her time here and in the book ends matter of factly without drama And a new bee hatches This is a science book with gorgeous illustrations but it is not an ordinary science book We follow the life cycle of “Apis Mellifera” from exiting her cell as a newly hatched bee to the summer morning she drops to the ground done with her work and back to another new hatching Apis There is a lot of accessible information on each page both visually and in text and for older readers several pages at the end contain a great deal information about honeybees’ bodies and ecologyNote that this is probably better for a slightly older child than the 3 yr old it was intended for; the illustrations are wonderful but there is a fair amount of text


HoneybeeGet up close and personal with Apis one honeybee as she embarks on her journey through life complete with exuisitely detailed illustrations Beginning at birth the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is driven to protect and take care of her hive She cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and t. I don’t teach classes on how to write children’s books I imagine that doing such a thing would be enormously challenging and rewarding depending on the people involved Still that doesn’t stop me from sometimes coming up with a list of writing rules for my class of imaginary students And as I found myself reading Honeybee The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera I found myself coming up with an entirely new rule I'd never thought of before No subject has ever truly been done to death I mean it Honeybees after all are basically the Abraham Lincoln bios of science and nature informational picture books They’re ubiuitous So much so that a person could be fooled into thinking that we’ve seen everything a book of bees could offer That’s why great writing for kids when you encounter it reminds you that there is always a new way to look at this old familiar world of ours If you buy only one bee book for the rest of your life make it this oneA bee emerges Pulls itself out of a cell for one into “a teeming trembling flurry” Since her scientific name is Apis mellifera we’ll call her Apis but that is where the anthropomorphization ends Apis eats dries then sets to work She has wings but does she fly No first she must tend to the larvae tend to the ueen build combs process food and guard the hive And then Then Then will she fly She will And she’ll work continually until on the thirty fifth day she will lie still at last And exactly at that precise moment a new bee pushes out of her cell to start the cycle all over again Backmatter includes a two page diagram of the different parts of a honeybee additional information a definition of terms online resources and a Bibliography of kid friendly bee booksWhy you might ask is this bee books heads and tails the best you’ll ever see What does it do that no other book of its kind has accomplished before Well to be frank most bee books are interested in the individual bee and its role in producing honey These books essentially are saying “Okay bee What’s in it for me What are you doing to improve MY life” Honeybee has a slightly different take We do follow one bee from birth to death and everything in between but even with our focus centered so tightly on this one individual it’s uite clear from the get go that this is not a place where individuality flourishes The colony is as much a character as dear Apis here Moreover while I knew that different bees had different jobs I never realized that one bee could switch between many different jobs in the course of its short life Nor did I really have a clear sense of what each of her jobs might entail Add in the hyperrealistic beauty of Eric Rohmann’s art and you have a bee book that stands apart from the pack not merely because it’s full of top notch writing but because its illustrations just drink in the subject matterIt took me a little while to realize it but Candace Fleming plays by the rules By this I mean she is capable of writing an informational picture book without filling it to the brim with fictional elements I’m actually a lot lenient towards fiction like insertions in my nonfiction picture books when the topic is science rather than history If you want to put in speech bubbles and googly eyes and nutty concepts where planets are talking on the phone or cells have individual personalities go for it In the case of Honeybee Fleming does utilize one tool from her fiction toolbox An engaging narrative To set the scene the author follows one average bee giving her the name of her species but what really caught my attention was how Fleming actually manages to make a book of facts privy to rising tension The book is constant badgering you Peppering you with little hints that maybe after accomplishing this new job THIS time “Apis” will fly By the time flying really does take place you are rewarded with a grandiose gatefold that somehow manages to feel cathartic and awe inspiring all at once Yet nothing about that image would hit home as hard as it does had Ms Fleming’s words not done their duty She provides the set up Eric Rohmann gives you the payoffSpeaking of Eric Rohmann how ‘bout that guy eh Last time I saw him on the picture book circuit he was bringing giant suids to life From these enormous creatures he’s scaled way way down Not that you’d necessarily know it These lush oil paints scrupulously fact checked by bee and pollination expert Dr Mark L Winston appear on pages that clock in at 1175 inches tall by 10 inches wide The distance at which you would usually find a bee no longer exists You feel almost unsafe coming into this close a contact with these Apis melliferas In one picture the head takes up the better part of two full pages Rohmann carefully centering the gutter of the book right between the insect’s antennae I imagine using this book with a group of kids encouraging them to “pet” the bee as it works The artist also takes care to change directions and perspectives throughout the story There’s the aforementioned gatefold of the bee flying for the first time and not long thereafter an overhead shot of the bee on top of an enormous purple coneflower stretching out like a particularly lovely landing pad Rohmann imbues his painting with what honestly feels like care and love I imagine some child just poring over these huge images feeling like they could dive into one scene or another Dive in and maybe stay there Could you blame them When I was a child I remember watching an episode of 3 2 1 Contact where a sedate bee sips sugar water while someone gently strokes its back I have always had an inordinate