Rotner, Shelley & Anne Woodhull The Buzz on Bees
Holiday House 2010 unp 16.95
978-0-8234-2247-0 elem VG-BNe
This outstanding book is an introduction to the bee and its habitats. The book discusses importance of bees in the human food chain and the loss of immense numbers of bees due to unknown causes. It begins with a description of the world of the bee, discussing some of the different species, their relationships with flowers and crops and their pollens, and their interactions with humans. The book discusses importance of bees in the human food chain and the loss of immense numbers of bees due to unknown causes. Colony Collapse Disorder has taken an incredible toll of the domesticated honeybee and its wild relatives. The authors describe the problem and discuss the possible causes with added reinforcement in a question and possible answer section
The book is clearly and crisply written and has eye-catching color photographs of bees and the plants that they pollinate. Each of the captioned photographs and illustrations reinforces the information presented in the text and adds a greatly to the book. The book ends with a section that presents ways for children to “bee active” in the search for ways to protect the bee.
This should be a primary choice for any library that studies animals. The information is presented in a clear and fascinating manner. A great book for either browsing or research. Ogintz, Susan