Bumblebee Cover


By Adrienne Kennaway (Illustrator); J. Wilson

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847800084, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011


From making a nest in spring to leaving her flourishing colony in autumn, a bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and all the workers who make honey and defend the colony against intruders. This lyrical life-story, illustrated by an acclaimed wildlife artist, introduces young readers to a complex, fascinating creature and suggests simple ways to encourage bees, whose numbers are in dramatic decline and need all the help we can give.

About the Author
Adrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia de Belle Arte in Rome. A great lover of all forms of nature, she won the 1987 Kate Greenaway Medal for Crafty Chameleon. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland.SPENCER WILSON is an illustrator and co-founder of the design and animation company Peepshow Collective. He has been working to commission since 1998 in a world of coffee cups and ordered chaos; his work follows this theme with the creation of sketchy ideas and twisted thoughts. He lives in the modern parenting paradise that is Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, with his wife and two girls who never cease to inspire him. www.spencerwilson.co.uk