Flight of the honey bee (Read and Wonder) (#0735RT4)

by Huber, Raymond; illustrated by Lovelock, Brian

7 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2015
Price: USD 15.68
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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Includes index. Follows a scout honeybee through its day and provides facts about honeybees and their importance to humans.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: February 10, 2015
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Series: Read and wonder
  • Edition: First U.S. paperback edition 2015.
  • Dewey: 595.79
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Tracings: Lovelock, Brian, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48985-422-3 (originally 0-7636-7648-9)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48985-422-3 (originally 978-0-7636-7648-3)
  • Follett Number: 0735RT4
  • 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
  • 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.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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