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Honeybee Poems and Paintings

By Douglas Florian; Douglas Florian (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781442426528, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

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.

About the Author
Douglas Florian is the creator of many celebrated picture books, including Poetrees"; Dinothesaurus," which received four starred reviews; Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars," a Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of the Year and Horn Book" Fanfare List selection; and Bow Wow Meow Meow," winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine" Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.