Give Bees a Chance (Hardcover)

By Bethany Barton, Bethany Barton (Illustrator)

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670016945, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/2/2019)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

From the author-illustrator of Children's Choice Book Award Winner I'm Trying to Love Spiders: a plea to please give bees a chance!

Not sure whether to high-five bees or run away from them? Well, maybe you shouldn't high-five them, but you definitely don't have to run away from them. Give Bees a Chance is for anyone who doesn't quite appreciate how extra special and important bees are to the world, and even to humankind! Besides making yummy honey, they help plants grow fruits and vegetables. And most bees wouldn't hurt a fly (unless it was in self-defense!). 

Bethany Barton's interactive cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious narrator mean this book is full of facts and fun. With bees officially on the endangered animals list, it's more important now than ever to get on board with our flying, honey-making friends!


About the Author

Bethany Barton had been stung by three bees in her lifetime, but still wishes she could give bees hugs. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her rad husband (named Mike), their awesome son (named Leo), and a vegetable garden full of bees and spides (all named Lucille).

She is the author/illustrator of I'm Trying to Love Spiders, which won the third to fourth grade 2016 Children's Choice Book Award!


Praise For Give Bees a Chance

Praise for Give Bees a Chance:

"Even the most bee-phobic readers will have a hard time resisting this swarm of humor and fact."--Kirkus Reviews

"Refreshing [and] fun.... A must for the lighter side of nonfiction."--School Library Journal

"Colorful artwork, plenty of facts, and an entertainingly irreverent approach...[make this a] playful take on nonfiction."--Booklist

Raves for I'm Trying to Love Spiders!

A 2016 CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK AWARD WINNER!

* "A winner."--Publishers Weekly, starred review 

* "Simultaneously cringe-worthy and cackle-inducing."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

"Zippy text and hilarious visuals."--School Library Journal

"Fact-filled and funny arachnology."--Booklist