A fun larger board book for parents to read to their little ones or for beginning readers is Buzz-Buzz Busy Bees by Dawn Bentley and illustrated by Heather Cahoon.
All over the farm animals are asking the bees to come play with them. One by one the bees leave the pages saying they have work to do. My kids always liked the bright illustrations and repetitive natures.
On the last page is a light sensor and when you open the page you hear the bees buzzing. The kids finally learn what the bees were busy doing...making honey for the farmer.
We loved this simple, colorful book when both of the boys were younger.
Looking for more about Honey and Bees? Check out these resources online:
The Honey Files: A Bee's Life (Grades 4-6)
Bees are Amazing
Here's the Buzz about Honey Bees (Missouri Farm Bureau)
What are some of your favorite books about how food is made? Feel free to add any other honey bee educational material links in the comments.
-A Kansas Farm Mom
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