The Bee Book: Book Review

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner. Explore the world of bees - honeybees with this fun and engaging non-fiction book. Check out the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom. Bee, Buzzing Bees: Think you know everything there is to know about the humble bee? Think again because this book has all the facts and nothing but the facts (including some I didn’t know)!

Title: The Bee Book
Author: Charlotte Milner
Illustrator: Charlotte Milner
ISBN: 9781465465535         Language: English

Classification: Non-Fiction
Themes: bees, cause and effect, human impact

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner. Explore the world of bees - honeybees with this fun and engaging non-fiction book. Check out the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom.What’s it about?
This non-fiction book tackles everything you ever needed to know about honeybees. It includes their life-cycle, roles, behaviours, and importance to the environment.

Embrace
Such fun illustrations that are engaging, bright, colourful – wonderful. The text has a strange (but good) ring to it as you read it that makes it easy going – very basic language also makes it easy to understand for young children.

Beware
What about other bees? Do they get a book, too? (Just kidding!)

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner. Explore the world of bees - honeybees with this fun and engaging non-fiction book. Check out the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom.My Thoughts
This book I planned to review in a week or so but my older brother really loves bees and really wants to read this one as well – so here I am reviewing it!

The first thing I noted about this book is that it’s a DK one – those that follow will know I just love the non-fiction books that DK publish – they are usually well organised and packed with information in a way that children love!

This book is different – there are no photographs but I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable non-fiction books I have ever read. It’s a bit quirky and a bit fun – but I couldn’t put it down. Now, I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about bees (having been a specialist science teacher) but I have to say – there were a few facts in there that I didn’t know!

“This book is a hook.”

I can definitely see this book in the classroom – it really extends out the learning of a bee from the basic life-cycle that is all too often dragged out to the moans of kids. This book is a hook – it’s going to get the children in the class leaning forward, listening in anticipation, and then bugging you with a thousand questions…AWESOME!!!

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner. Explore the world of bees - honeybees with this fun and engaging non-fiction book. Check out the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom.The book is very well organised and flows brilliantly so you also don’t have to read from cover to cover – a chapter a day would be perfect in a classroom. Speaking of chapters – the inclusion of why honeybees are important in the ‘big picture’ is a bonus and really well written – it doesn’t come across as a lecture – it provides helpful suggestions and activities – so there is the possibility of extending a science lesson outside into a gardening and real-life lesson.

Without a doubt this is one book you need in your library!

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner. Explore the world of bees - honeybees with this fun and engaging non-fiction book. Check out the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom.

9 Comments

  1. March 22, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    We love DK educational books and I’m teaching my daughter more about our wildlife at the moment – tying it into our allotment. Will have to check this one out x

  2. March 22, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    What a lovely book! So many people are afraid of bees and there is no need to be, they simply bumble along 🙂 Sim x

  3. March 22, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This sounds like such a unique book. Honey bees are so fascinating and I think my son would love learning about this at school.

  4. March 22, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Oh this does look really educational but in a fun way, which is why I too can see it in a classroom . I think my youngest son would really enjoy this ! Thanks for sharing another great book !

  5. March 22, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    This sounds great for anyone who is into bees! I don’t know a lot about bees but Im sure I would after reading this!

  6. March 23, 2018 / 8:52 am

    I’m always on the lookout for great educational books. This one looks fab! X

  7. March 23, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    Sounds a lovely book, really informative and love that they could take their new knowledge outside to experience it

  8. March 24, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    What a great educational book! And it will teach our young ones a whole new respect for the bee. I will have to try to pick this one up:)

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