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Usborne Bookshelf: Honey : A Gift From Nature by Yumiko Fujiwara


Today's book share is from the Kane Miller side of Usborne Books & More, and it's a simple paper back picture book of how honey is made. Honey: A Gift from Nature by Yumiko Fujiwara is a tale of a family who have bees in their backyard, and goes through the year-long process of caring for them throughout the seasons, informing on the process a bee makes wax and honey, and how the diet of a bee makes the honey different! 

I used some of my free book money from my last home show to get this book for my own kids. I've gotten quite the little 'urban & homestead' farming library collection going, and Ashley English's reference book, "Keeping Bees" took up residence at Christmas time. Ever since then I had been on the look out for a good children's book of the same nature, since I'd like to explain to our kids how honey is made from bees, why we feel it's important to add bee-loving plants to our garden, and that someday we'd like to have a box or two of our own. This book perfectly matched that description! 

I was very happy to read it to the kids for the first time a week ago, and they really enjoyed it. It's both a story in it's own right, and an informative read in simple terms and pictures. The illustrations are well done water-colors. I'd say this book is a good story for any nature-lover, but especially the child who loves bugs (or honey, for that matter!). This story would be well received by children ages 3-6. 

Do your kids love to read about certain topics? What captivates them most? 


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