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Lynn Brunelle - Turn This Book Into a Beehive


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The real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.

What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here's a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book's cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world--building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.

TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE introduces kids to the amazing mason bee, a non-aggressive, super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Twenty activities and hands-on experiments reveal even more about bees—use a balloon and static electricity to understand how pollen “leaps” from a flower, make a bee buzzer to demonstrate how bees’ wings make their buzzing noises, use the perforated pages and cover to turn parts of the book into a literal beehive for mason bees, learn how bees communicate with one another through “dance,” and more.

Lynn Brunelle, a four-time Emmy Award–winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, is the author of POP BOTTLE SCIENCE (which has more than 900,000 copies in print!) and CAMP OUT! She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two children.