Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Bees in Loretta's Bonnet by Lois Wickstrom
When Loretta dropped her armload of firewood on the hearth, a mysterious tube fell from between the logs. It was a leafcutter bee nest. Loretta took it back out to the woodpile and watched as holes appeared. But where were the bees?
She found more holes appearing in leaves on her rose bushes. And even some of the rose petals. But where were the bees?
Leafcutter bees are more efficient than honey bees for pollinating gardens. The book includes instructions for building a nest that may lure wild bees to your yard.
Bees in Loretta's Bonnet is a cute little children's book that is entertaining and fun but it is educational as well. I'm not exactly a lover of bees but this book taught me the importance of bees and how important they are in nature.
I loved the illustrations done by Francie Mion, too! They were very beautifully done. There is also a little "how-to" for building a little nest for wild bees by yourself. This was a nice, quick read :) 4 Stars!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.