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If You Should Hear a Honey Guide

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There is an East African bird that loves honeycombs but sometimes cannot reach them. So the honey guide calls to a person or a honey badger and leads them to a bee nest. The writer's powerful voice takes readers on a journey through beautifully and evocatively painted African landscapes. Carrying a burning stick (its smoke will subdue the angry bees), we move cautiously pa ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company (first published 1995)
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Aug 19, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing
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I love this book not only for its inviting lyrical style, but also for its astounding illustrations. This book is just beautiful. It tells about the honey guide, a bird that leads people and badgers to wild honey. Its home is in East Africa, so I understand never having heard of it before. Really a great book from beginning to end. Even if the topic of birds sounds boring to you, give this a read and you'll be glad you did.
May 02, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
So lyrical it might almost be a poem! Learn about the relationship that Honey Guide birds develop with humans and badgers in Kenya in order to get help retrieving honey combs from a beehive.
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April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud nonfiction books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. She is best known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events via creative storytelling and unusual persp ...more
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