BEGIN WITH A BEE virtual event with Northshire Books

Join Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Phyllis Root, and Claudia McGehee for a virtual book event for BEGIN WITH A BEE with Northshire Books on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
When Jun 03, 2021
from 17:00 PM to 18:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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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 worldJoin authors Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Phyllis Root, and illustrator Claudia McGehee for a virtual book event for Begin with a Bee at Northshire Books on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT/6:00 PM ET. The authors and illustrator will give a reading of the book, talk about the illustration process, and discuss the importance of the rusty-patch bumblebee! An audience Q&A will follow. Register for the event here. 

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