RELEASE DATE: Could 18, 2021
This ebook is buzzing with trivia.
Observe a swarm of bees as they go away a beekeeper’s apiary searching for a brand new house. Because the scout bees traverse the fields, readers are supplied with a potpourri of info and statements about bees. The knowledge is scattered—very like the scout bees—and in consequence, each the nominal plot and informational content material are tissue-thin. There are some attention-grabbing info all through the ebook, however many items of trivia are too, nicely trivial, to show helpful. For instance, because the bees journey, readers be taught that “onion flowers are spherical and fluffy” and “fennel is a plant that’s utilized in cooking.” Different info are oversimplified and in consequence are usually not correct. For instance, monofloral honey is outlined as “made by bees who go to only one type of flower” with no acknowledgment of the truth that bees could vary broadly, and swarm exercise is described as a springtime occasion, when it will possibly additionally happen in summer time and early fall. The knowledge within the ebook, similar to species identification and measurement items, is directed towards British readers. The flat, thin-lined paintings does little to reinforce the story, however an “I spy” recreation difficult readers to discover a particular bee all through is amusing.
Mates of those pollinators will probably be greatest served elsewhere.
(Informational image ebook. 8-10)
Pub Date: Could 18, 2021
Web page Rely: 32
Writer: Thames & Hudson
Assessment Posted On-line: April 14, 2021
Kirkus Critiques Challenge: Could 1, 2021
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