Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, by reading about our planet’s powerful pollinator in “Flight of the Honey Bee.” Raymond Huber’s exciting book generates interest in these fascinating creatures as he chronicles the journey of Scout, as she leaves her hive in search of pollen and nectar. Woven throughout the thrilling narrative, in which Scout must overcome rain and hail; a hungry blackbird; and a belligerent wasp, are fun facts about bees such as, “Bees can smell in ‘stereo,’ each antenna smelling in a different direction.” The action is underscored by the kinetic watercolor illustrations by Brian Lovelock. Huber closes his book with advice on helping bees thrive. Your little reader may be so impressed that their feeling about the stinging insect will change from fear to fascination.
“Flight of the Honey Bee” book by Raymond Huber, $16.99, www.candlewick.com.
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