Published by Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Summary: With only one word per page, Jorey Hurley’s illustrations portray the steps of creating a beehive and making honey. The bees swarm and explore until they find a large hollow tree where they can build their hive. Eggs are laid, the larvae are fed, and eventually new workers join the hive. They collect nectar from flowers in a nearby field, pollinating as they go, then return to the hive to make honey. A final page explains what is going on in the illustrations, with each word from the story in all caps to show how it fits into the narrative. 40 pages; ages 3-7.
Pros: Jorey Hurley’s distinctive books introduce the scientific world to kids in a way that is understandable for even the youngest readers. The Photoshop illustrations are beautiful, with a distinctive palette that repeats throughout the book. The simple one-word pages convey a surprising amount of information.
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