The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter

By LARKIN, Shabazz

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9780998047799
Publisher
Readers to Eaters


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Starred Review on October 1, 2019  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 3—In a holistic—and wholly original—treatment, Larkin spins a buoyant monologue to his (actual) young sons about why bees are to be valued and how they are analogous to rambunctious children; the narrative is threaded with unconditional love for both subjects. Smart ABAB rhymes propel the narrative, while other lyrical structures offer pauses and maintain attention: "Sometimes bees can be a bit rude./They fly in your face and prance on your food…. /And worst of all, they do this thing/called sting./OUCH!" Opening sequential panels pres...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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