Sunday, April 15, 2018


Here's the buzz: TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE! is the bee's knees!

written by Lynn Brunelle and illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung
Workman Publishing
pub date: April 3, 2018

Eagle Harbor Book Company hosted a fun event for Lynn last Friday. I went, bought my very own copy of TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE!, and had it autographed!

 Lynn and I

This book is fascinating--and super cool! Kids can do experiments and activities while learning about bees. They can even turn parts of the book into a real beehive, encouraging mason bees to move in and pollinate! Yay! That's a huge deal to anyone who likes food. (Yeah, that's all of us.) Pollination leads to the food we eat, whether it's fruit, veggies, grains, or even cheese or meat from grazing animals. Bee populations are dwindling, and mason bees--the bees these hives attract--pollinate way more than honeybees. (Note: mason bees aren't aggressive, and they don't sting!) Helping the bees means helping everyone, so creating more hives is kind of saving the world, right?

This book would be awesome for teachers, parents, or grandparents. Kids of all ages would enjoy it! Lynn is a fabulous writer. She earned four Emmy Awards writing for Bill Nye the Science Guy. Plus she's sooo nice, and she's a friend.

Have fun! Learn! Save the world! Buy the book! :)


Jemi Fraser said...

This looks fantastic!!!! Definitely off to check it out!

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Jemi! I bet you'll think it's super-cool! I do!

DMS said...

I love bees and definitely want to check out this book. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing and best of luck to Lynn.

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Jess! How fun that you'll check it out, too! I agree, the cover is great!

Kelly Steel said...

Looks like a great book to give gifts to kids!

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Kelly! Definitely!

Tara said...

That one is going into my wish list for gift giving to my many nieces & nephews! It looks great. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Super cool. That's definitely one to put on the list.

Dawn Simon said...

Tara, that's a great idea!

Crystal, you'll enjoy it!