With rhyming text and warm, expressive paintings, this lovely picture book takes the reader through a year of beekeeping from the point of view of a little girl helping her beloved grandpa, who's known in the town as the Beeman. Written in the style of The House That Jack Built, the book touches upon all aspects of beekeeping. From how the keeper and his young helper dress...more
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2) Prek through 2nd
3) The Beeman is an informational text in story format about the amazing honey bee. The book is told from the perspective of a young boy whose grandpa is a beekeeper and readers follow him as he learns about bee social interactions, beekeeping procedures and where honey comes from.
4) The Beeman is a book rich with great information about the complexities of the lives of bees while, engaging through the literary format it uses. Often when informational te ...more
Instead, this book has a fixed poetical form for each page.
Here is the beehive
where all the bees sleep,
tucked into a box called
a shallow or deep
It's a fun read and provides nice information o ...more
I thought the line that claimed the bees were making honey for "me and the Beeman" was pretty ridiculous. Honey bees know nothing of the appetites of humans and will make honey whether or not people collect it. It serves as a food source for the hive.
The book introduces you to all the stages of beekeeping (from looking after the bees to putting honey on your toast) and then at the end goes into each stage in detail.
A charming, informative book.
This story was selected as one of the books for the April 2010 - Environmental and Nature Themes reads at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at G ...more
A sweet (as honey, ha ha!), gentle introduction to beekeeping. 7 pages of more detailed facts to fill out the basic information presented in the picture book: a bees life cycle and basic anatomy, the structure of a bee colony, beekeeping basics, what honey is, what pollination is, the importance of bee dancing (the round dance and the wagtail, or waggle, dance), and a recipe for "Grandma's Apple and Honey Muffins."
The poetry and pictures share enough to hoo ...more
This would be an easy book to read aloud to students in the primary grades as part of an in ...more
"The Beeman" is actually the author's husband.