Friday, March 16, 2012

UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings

UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. Douglas Florian. 2012. Simon & Schuster. 32 pages.

I definitely enjoyed Douglas Florian's latest poetry book, UnBeelievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. I typically enjoy his work, I think he's one of the best poets writing for children to be found. He's one of the best of the best. This latest collection combines poems about bees with bee facts. Each two-page spread offers readers a poem, a fact, and an illustration. The book is informative, interesting, and, in a way, playful; perhaps the last poem "Where are the Bees?" is the exception to the 'playful' tone of the book since it focuses on the threat facing honeybees. The book is just a great read! It's full of I-didn't-know-that-facts and the presentation of those facts is just too fun!!!

 Read UnBEElievables
  • If you're a fan of Douglas Florian
  • If you're a fan of poetry, in particular a fan of children's poetry
  • If you enjoy poetry with a focus on nature, on the natural world

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


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