We often think we know everything there is to know about bees, but invariably this isn't true! The world of bees is highly complex and absolutely fascinating.
Bees, those vitally important social insects that live alongside us and work for us, are incredibly well organized! Getting to know what makes bees tick and learning about their habits is exciting for kids and adults alike. This extraordinary album goes into detail about all the things that will encourage kids to learn more about bees: the Queen Bee and her workers, the structure of the bee-hive, how pollination works, pollen and honey, how bees reproduce, but also how bees fit into the food chain, bee-keeping over the centuries, and the symbolic role played by bees in history, from Ancient Egypt up to the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. A double page is devoted to each subject, with fabulous illustrations by a famous illustrator and cartoonist, whose ironic, easy-going, often amusing style makes the book light reading, despite the considerable amount of educational content. In the wake of the famous book about maps, Il regno delle api (“The kingdom of bees”) is a perfect example of edutainment: not only informative but also fun to read.