Introducing BEGIN WITH A BEE, the newest picture book by Phyllis Root, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, and Liza Ketchum. Illustrations by Claudia McGehee

Available May 2021, University of Minnesota Press.

Begin with a Bee and its story of the life of one queen bee, a rusty-patched bumblebee, teaches us not only about bees but also about our own responsibilities in the natural world

Looking closely at the life cycle of one bee, this book helps readers of all ages understand and appreciate the contributions and significance of all bees. The queen bee’s life unfolds through captivating illustrations, while the authors impart the poetry and basic science of the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bee to appear on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species list.

Details and purchase at U of MN Press