UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

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Beach Lane Books, Mar 6, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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.

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As usual, I love the illustrations. - Goodreads
His illustrations are inviting and child-like. - Goodreads
What I like most about this collection is the factoids. - Goodreads

Review: UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

User Review  - Kelly Tromburg Frisk - Goodreads

This is the second poetry book I have read from this author and it is an awesome blend of information and poetry. Douglas Florian combines bee poems with a captioned picture. The title is a play on ... Read full review

Review: UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

User Review  - Mrs. Knott - Goodreads

Florian does a great job compiling poems that are about the different roles bees have in their community as well as some poems that talk about beekeepers and how many bee communities have disappeared recently. Each poem has corresponding facts that give additional information about the poem. Read full review

About the author (2012)

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.

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