The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


These Bees Count!

These Bees Count!

In this picture book by Alison Formento and illustrated by Sarah Snow, an elementary school class visits a bee farm. They don beekeeper outfits and see the hives. Then they watch as the bees fly out to collect pollen for their food and, at the same time, pollinate two dandelions, three strawberries, four apple blossoms, and so on up to a count of 10 plants. The children learn how the bees make honey while they help the plants grow.

At the end of this classic is information for parents to share about bees, including the problem of colony collapse disorder.

This book is part of a series of counting books, including These Seas Count! and This Tree Counts! (Albert Whitman & Company).


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