Bumblebee by J. V. Wilson


Bumblebee by J. V. Wilson

From making a nest in spring to leaving her flourishing colony in autumn, a bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and all the workers who make honey and defend the colony against intruders. This lyrical life-story, illustrated by an acclaimed wildlife artist, introduces young readers to a complex, fascinating creature and suggests simple ways to encourage bees, whose numbers are in dramatic decline and need all the help we can give.


Full of interesting information, clearly expressed. This is the kind of book which is a stepping stone towards the more impersonal language of mature informational writing which older primary school children encounter. Books for Keeps A valuable addition to the primary school library and a lovely gift for any child interested in the natural world. Armadillo Magazine It was with some trepidation that I opened this book. So many books written for children give a simplistic, and very often inaccurate, description of bees which makes a beekeeper despair. As a child's first introduction to these insects, it is so important to get it right - and , to mygreat relief, that is exactly what this books does... congratulations to the author. Bee Craft Well worth stocking in the nature section of a primary school library. School Librarian

About the Author

J.V. WILSON is a beekeeper in County Kerry, Ireland where he lives iwth his partner Adrienne Kennaway Adrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. A great lover of all forms of nature, she won the 1987 Kate Greenaway Medal for Crafty Chameleon. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland. Adrienne's books for Frances Lincoln are This is the Oasis, This is the Reef and This is the Tree, Jungle Song and Arctic Song, Rainbow Bird and Curious Clownfish.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


J. V. Wilson
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Publication date

3rd February 2011



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