cover image The Bee Man

The Bee Man

Laurie Krebs, Melissa Iwai. National Geographic Society, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7922-7224-3

A girl visits her beekeeping grandfather in The Beeman by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Melissa Iwai. The text-modeled after ""The House That Jack Built""-introduces beekeeping equipment and hive hierarchy, and explains the harvesting of honey (""Here are the house bees/ with swift-moving wings/ that dry up the nectar/ a worker bee brings"").