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Are You A Bee? (Up The Garden Path / Backyard Books)

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Traditional Chinese edition of Up the Garden Path: Are you a Bee? Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries introduces children to a day of the life of a bee. The book is a amalgam of science, language arts, literature, and art. Allen is a Whitbread Children's Award winner among many other US and UK awards. Her work introduces children to the wonders of the natural world. ...more
32 pages
Published (first published June 1st 2004)
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Oct 30, 2016 Giki rated it it was amazing
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This book is beautifully illustrated, The pictures are not only accurate and detailed but are colourful and interesting in a way that really appeals to kids. A large number of surprising facts about honey bees are presented within the text but the light tone and narrative structure mean it is still ideal for bedtime reading. It helped my kids develop not only a real understanding of what bees are and how they live but also a real respect for this vulnerable creature.
Nov 06, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another fun book in the Are You a... series by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries. The narrative is fun and speaks to children directly, teaching them about the featured insect (in this case, a bee.) The illustrations are marvelous and really capture the nature of a bee and show us a close up view of the insects. We enjoyed reading this story together.
Carissa Gelinas
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This book could be used for readers that are just beginning to read. There aren't too many difficult words that are used in the book. The sentences are also pretty short. "Are you a Bee?" is a book that puts the reader as the bee. It goes through the life cycle of a bee and goes through what they do when they continue to grow. The book talks about the different types of bees there are and what happens when they leave their nest. At the end, it states that the reader really isn't a bee,
Jill Wolf
Mar 26, 2016 Jill Wolf rated it really liked it
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This book explains the life of a bee from beginning to end. It gives good visuals to go along with the information provided. I personally believe that it would be good for very young readers during a read aloud or for older students learning vocabulary during a bee unit. I like how it incorporates beekeepers at the very end of the book.
Jun 22, 2009 Christopher rated it liked it
A children's book I picked up in Grand Bend, Ontario, that asks the reader if they are a bee, and then explains how life works if the answer is "Yes". Informative, cleverly drawn, and simply expressed, this book explains the bee's life to toddlers, until it gets to page 25 when it gets very creepy and turns into an Aphex Twin video. Which is of course why I picked it up.
Alicia Lawrence
Apr 21, 2016 Alicia Lawrence rated it really liked it
This book talks about the bees life cycle from beginning to end. The book compares the bees to a human and has great visuals for the reader. I like how the book takes the reader's point of view.
Apr 01, 2013 Mariah rated it really liked it
This is a good nonfiction children's book that goes through all of the characteristics of bees. The book goes through and compares human children to bees which I think young kids would like.
May 03, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
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Was written from an interesting point of view, asking if you the reader are a bee and if you what characteristics you'd have. The only thing I didn't like is the humans are so ugly!
Vanessa Westen
Are You a Bee? If you're unsure on the answer, read this book! Students will learn about the different characteristics of bees as well as their jobs.
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Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen, along with illustrator Tudor Humphries, created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.
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