Unbeelievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings (Hardcover)
Honeybee Poems and Paintings
Beach Lane Books, 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.