Bee Picture Book
It’s the exciting story of a Scout bee on a journey to find food for her hive. The action is closely based on the experiences of real honey bees and the book includes bee science footnotes.
It has stunning illustrations by Brain Lovelock and is published by Walker Books (Nature Storybooks) in the UK, Australia and New Zealand; by Candlewick Press in the US; and in Denmark.
Here’s the first page:
A bee the size of a cherry pip crawls from the hive. Her stripes glow gold in the morning sun. Scout has spent her whole life in the crowded hive. Now it is time to fly out and explore the world; time to search for flowers.
Her sisters are inside making honey, but will there be enough to feed the family? The cold is coming and Scout must find the last flowers of autumn.