words & pictures The Secret Life of Bees
words & pictures The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

By Moira Butterfield

$19.95

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

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Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6

Listen to tiny tales from Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee. Combining nonfiction with a splash of fantasy, The Secret Life of Bees is a book to get lost in, time and again.

Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore.

Welcome to my honey hive home.

It’s where I live with my family.

I’m small and fuzzy and striped black and gold.

I’m Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee!

Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born.

Learn the secrets of this worker bee's tiny world, including:The bee life cycleBee anatomyHow bees collect nectar and make honeyWhat happens inside the hiveThe different types of beesWhy bees are so important to humansBee folktales from around the worldSumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical guide to bees that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy—a book to be pored over time and again.

About the Author

Moira Butterfield has written numerous children's books, including award-winning work for under-5s, highly commended historical, science, and natural history nonfiction. Moira lives in Bath, England.Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her interest in art began at a young age, using drawing to express herself and her inner imaginary world. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, and digital processes to create a blend of traditional texture with a modern look and feel. She is the proud owner of a mini goldendoodle, called Darlie.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: words & pictures

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

ISBN: 9780711260511

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