Bee Dance (Hardcover)

By Rick Chrustowski, Rick Chrustowski (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805099195, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2015

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates. With vivid and active images, Rick Chrustowski brings these amazing bees to life!



About the Author

Rick Chrustowski spent lots of time in zoos drawing army ants and the other South American animals that are in this book. Mr. Chrustowski lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.



Rick Chrustowski spent lots of time in zoos drawing army ants and the other South American animals that are in this book. Mr. Chrustowski lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.



Praise For Bee Dance

“Simple but information packed, the text reads aloud well. The handsome, large-scale illustrations - cut-paper collages highlighted with drawn elements - make this book a terrific classroom read-aloud choice for units on bees or prairies.” —Booklist

“A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters . . . . A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Through minimal language and large, colorful spreads, a bee is depicted finding a prairie full of flowers, returning to the hive, and performing a dance that will indicate the distance and location of pollen to the other worker bees. A concluding page provides more in-depth information about the dance and about the beehives. . . . A good nonfiction read-aloud option; suitable for science and nature units.” —School Library Journal

“Accurate vocabulary defined within the illustrations makes this especially accessible for the youngest readers. . . . A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries.” —Kirkus Reviews on Big Brown Bat

“This finely crafted presentation of fact and artwork exemplifies the best in informational literature.” —School Library Journal on Blue Sky Bluebird

“Chrustowski shows a fine-tuned sense of what interests children, the ability to express it in simple words, and a talent for illustrating animals in a way that is both accurate and appealing.” —Booklist on Blue Sky Bluebird