What If There Were No Bees?: A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem
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What If There Were No Bees?: A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem

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Focusing on the value of biodiversity and preservation, this books in the 'Food Chain Reactions' series tell the compelling stories of what would happen to an ecosystem if one key species disappeared. Each title includes tips on how kids can help protect our natural resources.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Picture Window Books (first published July 1st 2010)
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This book is perfect for a lesson on food webs, ecosystems, bees, or the circle of life. Every page has a "critical box" that goes into more detail on the discussed topic. This book is part of a series that discusses the different ecosystems and an endangered animal that is located within it.
The critical role of honeybees to the grassland ecosystem is clearly conveyed with simple language and vivid illustrations. As Slade describes what would happen to plants and animals if there were no honeybees, Schwartz’s illustrations for the plants and creatures become black silhouettes in the following pages. The text and illustrations work together to reinforce how devastating the loss of honeybees would be for the grasslands. There are helpful features located at the end of the book includi...more
Ivy Howey
What if we lost all the bees? This book takes readers on a journey through grasslands to show us how important just one species can be. Slade, S., & Schwartz, C. (2011). What if there were no bees?: a book about the grassland ecosystem. Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

This would be a book that I would recommend to teachers who are teaching conservation, preservation or environments in Science. (K-3)

Wilson's Children 09/01/11
This is a great book to read to students especially during a science lesson on the Ecosystem. This book breaks down the importance of bees in our ecosystem and how they help our environment. This book is very appealing yet, interesting to students and it will easily catch their attention. I would recommend this book to any teacher. I think this book would be a great to share with the class to give information and to find out how much do your students know about bess and how how they help us dail...more
Christine Turner
Grassland ecosystems can be found on nearly every continent. Countless animals and plants live in them. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important honey bees are.


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Juv Nonfiction 577.4 Sla
K-3, this book can be encorporated in the study of ecosystems. It also demonsrates the way life is connected. great book for HOTs questions.
A book about the grassland ecosystem showing what would happen to the ecosystem if bees disappeared.
Cool, simplistic book on the Grassland Ecosystem.
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