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The Beeman by Laurie Krebs
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Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa keeps bees, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behaviour of bees, including where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. This title is aimed at the green market. Bees play a vital role in pollinating plants and this simple book offers teachers and parents a perfect way of discussing the relationships between insects, plants and people. It features informative notes, with helpful and informative facts about bees, beekeeping, honey, and even a delicious recipe for muffins! It offers a National promotional campaign to all beekeeping organisations, nature parks and garden centres.


Winner of EA English 4-11 Award for the Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year: Key Stage 1 Non-Fiction 2008.

Author Biography

Laurie Krebs is the author of We're Sailing Down the Nile (HB: 978-1-84686-039-3), We All Went on Safari (PB: 978-1-84148-782-3), We're Sailing to Galapagos (PB: 978-1-84686-101-7), We're Riding on a Caravan (HB: 978-1-84148-342-9; PB: 978-1-84686-107-9) and Off We Go to Mexico! (HB 978-1-90523-639-8: PB 978-1-84686-158-1). She has four children and five grandsons, and lives in Virginia, USA. Valeria Cis spent many hours painting, drawing and reading as a little girl and became a children's book illustrator when she realized she could merge her passions into a career. She studied fine art at The University of Humanities and Arts in Rosario, Argentina. Her illustration, inspired by daily events and ordinary objects, is brought to life with special attention to detail and pattern. She still lives in Rosario with her husband, son, and their cat, Roberta.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Illustrated by Valeria Cis
full colour illustrations
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Barefoot Books Ltd
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