In the Trees, Honeybees!

In the Trees, Honeybees!

by Lori Mortensen


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This inside-the-hive view of a wild colony of honeybees offers close-up views of the queen, the cells, even bee eggs. The reader is left with admiration for the remarkable lives of honeybees, whether in the hive or in the field.

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ISBN-13: 9781584691150
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 484,406
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

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In the Trees, Honey Bees 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts:Here¿s the truth: I¿m prejudiced against small presses. Why? I¿ve been given a lot of freebies from small publishers. For the most part, there is a reason why a book is only published by a small press; big presses aren¿t impressed and the book is passed on. So I anticipated that this book would be a bust. Not so. This one is a keeper. Brilliant illustrations. Terse yet action filled text. Additional information provided for those who want to know more. A nice bibliography.And the children loved it. Ten, they shouted, when I asked for ratings, and I had to remind them that five was a top score. I can¿t wait to share this with teachers and other kids. It will be checked out. A lot.A Sample:¿Lots of food.Hungry brood.(bottom of page) Three days after the queen lays an egg, it hatches into a hungry larva. Nurse bees feed it a rich supply of food from glands in their heads. During its egg and larva stages, nurse bees will feed it more than 100,000 times.¿Children¿s Comments:Aryn, 6, said, "I liked the rhyme. I liked the pictures. I liked how the story went with the pictures."Kaylin, 6, said, "I liked the color of the pictures."Joaquin, 6, said, "I liked the part where the bees were in the hive."Stevie, 6, said, "I liked how everything was so close."Children¿s Ratings: 5, 5, 5, 5
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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
In the Trees, Honeybees is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
storiesforchildren More than 1 year ago
Have you ever heard someone's being described as "busy as a bee"? Well, exactly what do bees do to stay so busy? Entomologists tell us that there are three kinds of honey bees in a hive--workers, drones, and the queen. All the workers are female, all the drones are male, and the queen lays all the eggs. Worker bees begin as eggs and then larvae who are fed by nurse bees. During their lives, the 15,000 to 30,000 worker bees in a hive have several different jobs. First, they collect nectar from older workers returning from the field. Then they begin producing wax to build honeycomb cells. Their next task is to guard the colony. Finally, they begin the work of flying to collect nectar and pollen. In the Trees, Honey Bees is another "Sharing Nature With Children Book" from Dawn Publications in which author Lori Mortensen does a wonderful job of explaining all these facts about honey bees on a level that young children can easily understand by juxtaposing poetic text that kids will enjoy reading with sidebar-type factoids that give further information, along with a couple of pages at the back of the book with "The Buzz About Honeybees." Did you know that there are over 25,000 species of bees but only nine species can make honey? The life-like illustrations by Chris Arbo will give the reader a close-up view of what goes on in a beehive. In the 1920s the phrase "the bee's knees" was commonly used to mean "Excellent or the highest quality." This book is "the bee's knees"!
MerylAnnB More than 1 year ago
This little book is a gem - the colors are so vibrant, and I just love the artwork. I showed it to an artist friend and his jaw dropped when he saw the honeycomb in perspective, saying "now there's an artist who knows how to draw - that's no computer generated image!" Don't tell any librarians, but I want to take out the pages and FRAME them! A great book to read to little ones, and I learned a lot, too - I really appreciate it when a children's book also has appeal for the adult who is reading it aloud, over, and over, and over, again! This one's a classic!