Bees in Loretta's Bonnet
By: Lois Wickstrom
Genre: Children'sWhen Loretta dropped her armload of firewood on the hearth, a mysterious tube fell from between the logs. It was a leafcutter bee nest. Loretta took it back out to the woodpile and watched as holes appeared. But where were the bees?
She found more holes appearing in leaves on her rose bushes. And even some of the rose petals. But where were the bees?
Leafcutter bees are more efficient than honey bees for pollinating gardens. The book includes instructions for building a nest that may lure wild bees to your yard.
**WE WERE GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK, IN EXCHANGE FOR THE FOLLOWING HONEST REVIEW**
Anywho, onto the review!
Bees in Loretta's Bonnet is an easy to understand children's book. I can see it being in elementary school libraries. I especially liked the little how-to at the end. I can see teachers using it in their classrooms. Personally, Shell and I have enough bees migrating from our bee-keeping-neighbor's yard to keep our non-existing flowers looking spiffy, so I didn't try it...It did look rather simple...again, like you'd see in a elementary classroom....or maybe a biology class.
The subject matter is very easy to follow and understand. I think I could have read it in second grade, but I think it'd be enjoyable for kids that're like....six to nine? I don't know, I was reading Harry Potter and Twilight when I was ten (I actually finished both series in a semester, so my A.R. goal was reached within the first week of a new quarter....Go small(er) Kailei!), so I'm not a proper judge of these things.
Overall, this is a good book to get your children. I really liked the colorful art work, it tied everything together nicely.
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