Thursday, December 6, 2012
Book Review: The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive by Joanna Cole is one of my very favorite bee books. The Magic School bus visits a bee yard and ends up inside the hive where the students learn about the different kinds of bees and how they make honey. The kids turn in to bees and have to navigate the sometimes treacherousness world in the hive.
What I really like about this book, and the whole set of books by Ms. Cole, are the extra facts along the edges of the pages. If you want to know more about something, there it is.
As a beekeeper, this book covers everything. That's why I recommend it to adults and kids - this is all the background information you need to understand the bees. If you are interested in being a beekeeper, there are other things you need to know about beekeeping, but this covers the bee parts nicely.
While I prefer to have non-fiction books photographed rather than illustrated, this book has a foot in both camps and the illustrations are accurate when drawing the bees.
5 out of 5 stars.