UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

by Douglas Florian


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The buzz is big for Douglas Florian’s new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique lives of honeybees—and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

Come inside the honeycomb—a busy, buzzy, bee-filled home—and learn about the unexpected wonders of these tiny insects’ 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 cool—and totally important—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442426528
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 459,866
Product dimensions: 9.44(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a Dragon, UnBEElievables, Poetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

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UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
David_Bloom More than 1 year ago
Imaginative and informatiive, with wordplay, and plenty of bee puns BEEtween the covers, as well as an accurate BEEbliography, this one is a winner. The clever poems are printed BEEside a paragraph filled with BEE facts: For instance, all male bees are called Drones, are genetically brothers, are stingless and cannot defend the hive or forage for food. Here's the beginning of the poem DRONE: BROTHER! Yo, BROTHER! Bee-have in your hive! Hey DRONE! Don't MOAN! Don't GROAN! And don't JIVE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written children’s book, that can also be for any age. The way it integrates poetry, facts, and visuals is spectacular. Each page is complete with a children's drawing that correlates to the topic of the poem and also contains a short informative description of that topic. Having each poem be centralized around a main aspect or theme taken from a honeybee’s life really helps the reader understand and connect with each part. Following each poem is a short addition of information tying into the poem that gives you factual details teaching the reader about each area of the life of a honeybee. Because of the follow up information, it puts the author in a good light of having done his research beforehand. The way the book is written, it starts off light and cheery talking about some of the fun areas of a honeybee life. Then, it continues on into more wonderful and interesting aspects, but at the end of the book the reader is left with a sad feeling as it portrays how the bees are in danger. This is a great educational book, that provides insight as to what the bees are going through in terms of their decline and provokes feelings inside each reader of loss over the bees. I would definitely recommend reading it to your children but also reading it yourself.