Flight of the honey bee (Read And Wonder) (#0678KJ8)

by Huber, Raymond; illustrated by Lovelock, Brian

8 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2013
Publisher out of stock indefinitely.
Description: 29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Dewey: 595.79; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 4.4
AR 4.4 LG .5 161551EN; RC 4.5 2; LEX AD840L; GR P; F&P P


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FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2015

USD 13.37

Paperback Candlewick Press, 2015

USD 7.07

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Read and Wonder books combine science and story, take you on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is.

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Includes index. Follows a scout honeybee through its day and provides facts about honeybees and their importance to humans.

From the Publisher
Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits.

A tiny honey bee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be are invited to explore the fascinating life of a honey bee.
Back matter includes information about protecting bees and an index.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Dewey: 595.79
  • Description: 29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Tracings: Lovelock, Brian, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-6760-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-6760-3
  • LCCN: 2013-931462
  • Follett Number: 0678KJ8
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 4.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.4
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 161551EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: AD840L
  • Guided Reading Level: P
  • Fountas & Pinnell: P

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 10/15/13
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/13
  • Christian Library Journal, 01/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/13
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 08/15/13
  • Library Media Connection, 03/01/14
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/13

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist starred (October 15, 2013 (Vol. 110, No. 4))
Preschool-Grade 2. A honey bee crawls out of the hive, takes to the skies, and finds a sea of flowers. After escaping from a bird, she visits one blue blossom after another, sipping nectar while spreading pollen. Rain and hail ground her for a bit, but soon she heads home. When a wasp attacks her outside the hive, guard bees come to her rescue. Back inside the hive, she shares her nectar and does a dance to show her sister bees where to find more. This brightly illustrated picture book achieves a good deal. The lively, realistic story is enhanced with apt imagery and vivid turns of phrase. Meanwhile, small-type sentences on each spread add intriguing related facts about honey bees. Huber, a science writer from New Zealand who has been a primary-grade teacher as well as a beekeeper, shows a good understanding of both honey bees and of what will interest young children. Lovelock’s illustrations, watercolor paintings with acrylic and colored-pencil elements, offer distinctive bee’s-eye views of the world, whether showing landscapes from the air or close-ups of falling hail and bee-to-wasp combat. One of the most informative picture books about honey bees, this is surely among the most beautiful as well.

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