Youngsters can buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Hall and award-winning illustrator Arsenault. The book takes us through the seasons, summer, autumn, through winter to spring, when once again an abundance of flowers fill the fields. With zooming, vibrant verse by Kirsten Hall and buzzy, beautiful illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, this celebration of the critically important honeybee is a honey-sweet treasure of a picture book! Written for kids ages 4 to 8.
What’s that? Do you hear it? You’re near it. It’s closer, it’s coming, it’s buzzing, it’s humming... A BEE!
* "In bouncy, lilting verse and vibrant, inviting artwork, this ode to the humble honeybee is dripping with charm.... Hall's lively lines skitter around Arsenault's warm, honey-colored illustrations.... With occasional speech balloons and delightfully expressive gestures, the bees mirror the gleeful tone of the poem.... Arsenault's scenes are a captivating mixture of smudgy charcoals, soft yellows, and fluoresecent oranges, combining crisp shapes with more abstract figures. The entertaining tone and freewheeling art are a pure joy, but there's plenty of science here, too, and a closing note about the importance of bees to our ecosystem brings the point home. Boisterously written, gorgeously illustrated, and sneakily educational."-- "Booklist, February 2018, *STARRED REVIEW*"
This is a 48 page hardcover book, 0.5 of an inch high by 11.2 inches long by 9.1 inches wide (1.1 lbs). This item may be gift wrapped for an additional $3.00 fee.
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