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Unbeelievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;b andgt;The buzz is big for Douglas Florianand#8217;s new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique lives of honeybeesand#8212;and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Come inside the honeycomband#8212;a busy, buzzy, bee-filled homeand#8212;and learn about the unexpected wonders of these tiny insectsand#8217; lifestyles, families, and communities. In fourteen funny, fact-filled honeybee poems and paintings, Douglas Florian explores the natural history of these often-unappreciated critters, revealing them to be a totally cooland#8212;and totally importantand#8212;part of our ecosystem. Indeed, these buzzy bugs have been in the spotlight lately as wild bee populations are dwindling, honey prices are rising, and beekeeping has become a popular hobby.

Review:

"In this high-spirited and lyrical homage to bees, smudgy paintings that resemble a child's chalkboard drawings pair with collage elements to tenderly anthropomorphize the insects. 'I'm a lover of clover./ A seeker of scent./ A zigzag flyover — / A thing heaven-sent,' announces one bee, hovering over a daisy. The queen bee appears in a jeweled crown and pink robe, holding a mobile phone: 'My doting daughters feed my belly,/ And I was raised on royal jelly.' Florian also includes descriptions of bee behavior ('One of bees' most important roles in nature is a process called pollination'), which add a touch of biology to his tableaus. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

With fourteen funny, fact-filled poems and paintings, Douglas Florian explores the natural history of some of the world’s most unloved critters: bees. The poems detail the unexpected wonders of these busy, buzzy bugs’ lifestyles, families, and communities, revealing them to be a totally cool—and totally important—part of our ecosystem.

About the Author

Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including andlt;iandgt;Dinothesaurusandlt;/iandgt;, which received four starred reviews and was named to many best-of-the-year lists; andlt;iandgt;Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Marsandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt; Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and andlt;iandgt;Bowwow Meow Meowandlt;/iandgt;, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including andlt;iandgt;Dinothesaurusandlt;/iandgt;, which received four starred reviews and was named to many best-of-the-year lists; andlt;iandgt;Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Marsandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt; Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and andlt;iandgt;Bowwow Meow Meowandlt;/iandgt;, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442426528
Author:
Florian, Douglas
Publisher:
Beach Lane Books
Author:
Florian, Dougl
Author:
as
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c reflective
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Beach Lane Books - English 9781442426528 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this high-spirited and lyrical homage to bees, smudgy paintings that resemble a child's chalkboard drawings pair with collage elements to tenderly anthropomorphize the insects. 'I'm a lover of clover./ A seeker of scent./ A zigzag flyover — / A thing heaven-sent,' announces one bee, hovering over a daisy. The queen bee appears in a jeweled crown and pink robe, holding a mobile phone: 'My doting daughters feed my belly,/ And I was raised on royal jelly.' Florian also includes descriptions of bee behavior ('One of bees' most important roles in nature is a process called pollination'), which add a touch of biology to his tableaus. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , With fourteen funny, fact-filled poems and paintings, Douglas Florian explores the natural history of some of the world’s most unloved critters: bees. The poems detail the unexpected wonders of these busy, buzzy bugs’ lifestyles, families, and communities, revealing them to be a totally cool—and totally important—part of our ecosystem.
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