Bee Dance

Rick Chrustowski (Author)


A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates. With vivid and active images, Rick Chrustowski brings these amazing bees to life!

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
June 16, 2015
10.3 X 0.4 X 11.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Rick Chrustowski is the author and illustrator of several picture books about animals, including Hop Frog and Blue Sky Bluebird. He lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.


"Simple but information packed, the text reads aloud well. The handsome, large-scale illustrations - cut-paper collages highlighted with drawn elements - make this book a terrific classroom read-aloud choice for units on bees or prairies." --Booklist

"A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters . . . . A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers." --Kirkus Reviews

"Through minimal language and large, colorful spreads, a bee is depicted finding a prairie full of flowers, returning to the hive, and performing a dance that will indicate the distance and location of pollen to the other worker bees. A concluding page provides more in-depth information about the dance and about the beehives. . . . A good nonfiction read-aloud option; suitable for science and nature units." --School Library Journal

"Accurate vocabulary defined within the illustrations makes this especially accessible for the youngest readers. . . . A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries." --Kirkus Reviews on Big Brown Bat

"This finely crafted presentation of fact and artwork exemplifies the best in informational literature." --School Library Journal on Blue Sky Bluebird

"Chrustowski shows a fine-tuned sense of what interests children, the ability to express it in simple words, and a talent for illustrating animals in a way that is both accurate and appealing." --Booklist on Blue Sky Bluebird