Monday, December 20, 2010
Gift Idea: Show Me the Honey
About this Book
Where does honey come from? The Cat in the Hat knows that! It comes from bees, and what better way to learn about honey making than to visit inside a hive and see firsthand how it’s done? In this rhymed easy reader based on an episode from the new PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat, Sally and Nick, and Things One and Two shrink to bee size and learn how bees communicate via dance, collect nectar and spit it into combs, turn it into honey, and seal the combs with wax.
This is a sweet, funny Step into Reading book that kids will gobble up (without realizing they are ingesting an important natural-history lesson!).
Tish Rabe is the author of eleven Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books (as well as many others).
Christopher Moroney has illustrated countless books for children.
We love The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That TV show so my kids were happy to read Show Me the Honey. It is about the perfect reading level for my sons (Aiden age 8 and Owen age 7). Both were able to read it on their own. The illustrations are bright and colourful and fun. I read the story out loud and it held all three kids' attention. I appreciate that it is entertaining AND educational.
This would make a fun little gift for any grade 1-3 kid. It would also be good for classrooms and libraries of course.
Thanks so much to Random House Canada for sending me a copy of this book to review.