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Turn This Book Into a Beehive!

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I want to thank NetGalley and Workman Publishing for this amazing ARC. I saw a copy at our soon-to-be local independent bookstore, Bookstore1Sarasota, and bought it immediately. It is a great book to explain all about bees to young readers. As a teacher, I know the importance of learning by doing and the simple experiments included in this book are sure to pique interest and heighten learning. Brava, to the author for creating such an unforgettable learning experience.
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A great book to explain about bees to younger children. The idea of being able to actually fold the book is very cool.
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Turn This Book Into a Beehive and 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the amazing World by Bees is a children's nonfiction book written by Lynn Brunelle and illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung. This is a kid's hands-on guide to understanding the world of bees, in a book that turns into a working beehive to house a colony of friendly, efficient—and non-stinging!—mason bees. It includes 10 science projects.

Turn This Book Into a Beehive and 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the amazing World by Bees not only teaches young readers about the current decline in bee population and how we can all invite the pollinators to our yards. The different kinds of bees and wasps, how they live, how they are built and move, experiments, and more. The information is well organized and worded- making it understandable and accessible. The illustrations and experiment instructions are equally well done leaving readers with a wonderful balance of humor, information, and things to try and experiment with. I think the information here is very important, and things everyone should be aware of. Not just for the usefulness of pollinators, but for the health of the food web and our world in general. The jacket cover of the book is easily converted into a beehive with only a little tearing of the blank pages toward the end of the book, and there are more complicated plans for other. A flower chart and some hints and ideas to protect the hive once it is built and hung. There are also some resources for further research and companies that offer mason bee supplies included prior to the blank paged intended for use building your hive. 

Turn This Book Into a Beehive and 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the amazing World by Bees is a well researched and organized book with a great deal of important information. I think this would be a great addition to classroom or home libraries in order to make the most of the experiments included. It would work well in a library setting as well- since it is only the jacket and some blank pages needed o build the hive advertised on the cover.
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What a fun book! As a teacher I've read about bees before for class and thought I knew about them, but I learned so much! I had no idea that most bees are not social and don't make honey! What?! While I read an online copy provided by Netgalley, I love that the cover and pages of the book (not the pages with the information) can be used to make a hive for Mason bees. There are tons of hands-on experiments and things to make for kids as well. Awesome book about awesome bees!
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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
I learned a lot about bees while reading this book. I didn't realize how much I didn't know about these amazing and crucial insects. There is a lot packed into this book, but it is written in a way that makes it easy to understand, as well as engaging. There are simple, fun activities scatered thoughout the chapters that focus on the different speces of bees and give ideas for readers to help ensure that they surivive.
My one concern, from a library perspective, is about the 'shelf life' of the book. It really can be turned into a beehive! If the book is put in to circulation, most readers will undersand that the turning the book into a beehive isn't something they can do. But, if one borrower does this, then there won't be a book for the next reader!
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Turn This Book Into A Beehive! is a much more comprehensive book than I initially thought it would be. I'll be honest - I'm not sure I can see too many younger kids picking up the book despite the cute illustrations mainly because this book has a LOT of information. The people I see reaching for this one are teachers!

This book not only looks at bees vs wasps and individual bee species, but also delves into great detail about their life, habits, importance, and place in the food-web. Not only that but this book includes many experiments and activities to learn more about bees. The instructions for these are clear and easy to follow and look like so much fun!

Overall, if you're a science teacher, or a casual, looking to expand your knowledge and have some easy experiments at hand then this is ideal. Also perfect for the homeschooling parent...or in my case, an older brother obsessed with bees!

Special thanks to Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley for providing me with a free advance copy.
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What a unique book! Turn This Book Into a Beehive is an informative book that includes not only a basic understanding of the types of bees and how they use their senses, but also fun facts about bees and how humans rely on bees. Throughout the book are adorable, colorful, and whimsical illustrations by Anna-Maria Jung that are sure to interest kids.

The book is full of hands-on science experiments that enhance learning. Also, you can use parts of the book to make a nest for mason bees. The back half of the book contains almost a hundred decorated pages for making the bees a colorful nest. This book is sure to make learning about bees fun.

I received an advance reading copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.
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Not only is this a cute book, with fun experiments and crafts, it is an educational book that parents will enjoy sharing with their children. I know most people will want to buy more than one copy.
This is a wonderful idea for FFA groups, scout groups, church summer school activities and more.
Recently we attended several workshops at ecological parks and were impressed by the enthusiasm of young children for all things outdoors. This is the perfect book to be featured at venues of that sort, as well as state and federal parks, and other outdoor festivals.
Bees are so important to our lives, for far more than just beautiful flowers. 
This book helps all ages understand about bees, what bees do for us, and how we can live together.
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What a fabulous and fun book.  It is full of experiments that you can do with things around the house to understand the workings of a bee.  Like why and how to bees buzz.  This is a bee books, but takes it steps beyond, this is the body part of a bee…  Plus it does delve into the various types of bees.  Who knew there were so many varieties.  Plus, then you get to use a portion of the book to make your very own beehive.  Just a suggestion, put the instructions for this part of the book as the very last activity.  I could see kids getting excited and pulling pages without reading further.
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