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Follow That Bee!

A First Book of Bees in the City

illustrated by Scot Ritchie

tagged: insects, spiders, etc., endangered, environmental conservation & protection
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Description

Pedro, Nick, Yulee, Sally and Martin are buzzing with excitement today! The five friends are visiting Martin's neighbor, Mr. Cardinal. He keeps beehives in his backyard, and he's offered to show them how honeybees live. As the kids help Mr. Cardinal with his work, he explains how bees feed and pollinate, what happens inside their colony, how they build their hives and even why they like to dance! He also tells the friends why some bee populations are in trouble and what people can do to help. And the perfect sweet ending to the day? Honey, of course! These children are sure to remember: it's best to “bee a friend” to the bees of the world!

This playful book mixes narration, facts and appealing illustrations to introduce young children to why the world needs bees, and how people can help them thrive. It's part of the critically acclaimed Exploring Our Community series from award-winning author and illustrator Scot Ritchie, which features the same five culturally diverse characters throughout. Comprehensive yet entertaining, the book encourages children to look closer at the natural world around them, including in cities, and raises their awareness about how each person can do something to help the environment. It aligns perfectly with the early science curriculum, particularly sustainability and stewardship, and understanding life systems. Rounding out the information in the story are a full bee illustration with the parts identified, a glossary and two activities that can be done at home or in school.

About the Author
Scot Ritchie is an award-winning author-illustrator of over 50 books including Join the No-Plastic Challenge!, Follow That Map! and Look Where We Live!. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Scot Ritchie is an award-winning author-illustrator of over 50 books including Follow That Map!, Look Where We Live! and My House Is Alive!: The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Scot Ritchie is an award-winning author-illustrator of over 50 books including Follow That Map!, Look Where We Live! and My House Is Alive!: The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • , Children's Science Picture Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

... an exciting addition to Ritchie's “Exploring Our Community” series.—CM Magazine


... a fun and informative story about bees that will engage both kids and their parents.

— Sherbrooke Record

... animal lovers and budding conservationists will enjoy this peek into the life of a familiar and crucial species.

— School Library Journal

An informative addition to Ritchie's Exploring Our Community series and a useful selection for many libraries.—Booklist

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