The Beeman by Laurie Krebs


The Beeman by Laurie Krebs

Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behaviour of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does - now in paperback! Bees play a vital role in pollinating plants and this simple book is a perfect way of discussing the interdependent relationship of insects, plants and people. It is very appealing to educators and parents seeking to inspire children to appreciate nature and its fragile ecosystems. It features informative notes with helpful and interesting facts about bees, beekeeping, and honey. It even includes a delicious recipe for muffins! The key markets will include science museums, beekeeping organizations, nature parks and garden centres and stores.


'Starting with Grandpa's special Beeman outfit, this lifts the lid on the hive and makes his grandson realise why bees are so important - a book to make children's minds and mouth water' - The Independent'

About the Author

Laurie Krebs combines her love of children's literature with her enthusiasm for traveling to create wonderful picture books that carry readers all around the world. Laurie has developed a series of books with Barefoot Books, including We're Sailing Down the Nile (HC: 9781846860409; PB: 9781846861949), We All Went on Safari (HC: 9781841484785; PB: 9781841481197; Spanish PB: 9781905236084), We're Sailing to Galapagos (HC: 9781841489025; PB: 9781846861024; Spanish PB: 9781846860911), We're Riding on a Caravan (HC: 9781841483436; PB: 9781846861086), Off We Go to Mexico! (HC: 9781905236404; PB: 9781846861598) and Up and Down the Andes (HC: 9781846862038. She has four children and five grandsons, and lives in Virginia with her husband, Bill. Valeria Cis spent many hours painting, drawing and reading as a little girl and became a children's book illustrator when she realized she could merge her passions into a career. She studied fine art at the University of Humanities and Arts in Rosario, Argentina. Her illustration, inspired by daily events and ordinary objects, is brought to life with special attention to detail and pattern. She still lives in Rosario with her husband, son, and their cat, Roberta.

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40 pages


Laurie Krebs
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Publication date

1st April 2009



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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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