BEGIN WITH A BEE event at Big Grove Brewing with Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee

Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee will be at Big Grove Brewery on Monday, June 21 for an outdoor event to sign copies of their new book, BEGIN WITH A BEE, co-created with Liza Ketchum and Phyllis Root.
When Jun 21, 2021
from 18:00 PM to 21:00 PM
Where Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240
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Begin with a Bee and its story of the life of one queen bee, a rusty-patched bumblebee, teaches us not only about bees but also about our own responsibilities in the natural worldJacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee will be at Big Grove Brewery on Monday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the outdoor Pollinator Event hosted by the Bur Oak Land Trust. They will sign copies of their new book, Begin with a Bee, co-created with Liza Ketchum and Phyllis Root.

Looking closely at the life cycle of one bee, this book helps readers of all ages understand and appreciate the contributions and significance of all bees. The queen bee’s life unfolds through captivating illustrations, while the authors impart the poetry and basic science of the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bee to appear on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species list. 

"The real queen in this colony is the striking artwork . . . Close-ups of the bees alternate with views of a lush countryside and its other denizens. It’s an inviting book on any shelf, and the story is concise enough for longer storytimes. Educators, caregivers, and young readers will all be buzzing with delight. This book is the bee’s knees." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A handsome introduction to an endangered bumblebee." —Booklist