Synopses & Reviews
This Level 1 book is appropriate for children who are just beginning to read. You know bees hum, buy did you know that they dance? Find out why in this fun story about a very busy bee. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 books-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, and they are 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
Readers will delight in this entry to 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. (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 1999)
Wallace teaches kids about the behavior and lives of bees, how they collect nectar from flowers, care for their eggs and queen bee, and communicate with each other. Color illustrations throughout.