Teckentrup, Britta Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Doubleday Books, 2016. $14.99 Content: G.
PRE-K, EL (K-3) – GIFT
This book follows a bee as it pollinates flowers. The forest is turned bright with beautiful colors from the flowers that have been helped by the bee. Because there is so much work to do the bee goes back and gets the other bees from the hive to help. All the bees work on pollinating the flowers.
The bright illustrations are eye-catching and the peek-through pages are fun for little readers. I have two issues with the poem not matching the illustrations-such as it says the bee has gone away but the bee is still on the page, and it also says at the very end that the bee did all the work on its own, but all of the other bees just helped. This inconsistency is confusing and I don’t think the peek-through pages would last long in a library. Other than that it’s a fun read aloud because of the rhyme and the pictures are attractive. Tree by the same author is much better.
Reviewer, C. Peterson.