Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Voake, Charlotte

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 910362 ISBN: 9781536220452
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Honeybees -- Fiction
 Honeybees -- Behavior -- Fiction
 Curiosity -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

On a warm spring day, a curious boy watches the bees go back and forth from their hive. To his surprise, he hears tiny voices--the honeybees have a magic bee suit just for him! The next minute, the boy is the same size as Bella, Beatrice, and the rest of the sociable bees, ready to spend the day learning all about them. And when the day is over, the boy has an idea of his own about how to make his new friends' lives even sweeter.

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/07/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 Sitting beside a potted flower, a boy’s intrigued by the bees and blue beehive box nearby—“What do you do in that hive all day? Where do you go when you leave?” He gets an unexpected opportunity to find out when two bees provide him with a little bee suit, and suddenly, he’s honeybee-size. In black-and-yellow-striped pants and a furry, winged jacket, he enters the hive with bee companions Beatrice and Bella. There he discovers bees “cleaning, building . . . feeding the bee babies”; meets the queen; and hears the buzzing of the “waggle dance,” alerting the hive to flowers outside. The boy then flies with the bees to the flowers and learns about pollen and nectar. Eventually, it’s time to return the bee suit—and become full-size again—but his experience inspires him to plant more flowers for his new bee pals to enjoy. Delightful, cut-paper collage illustrations depict the winsome with bright hues and whimsical details. While the potential risk for stings isn’t mentioned, the lively text and upbeat approach offer an entertaining introduction to some honeybee characteristics in a book well suited for reading aloud. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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