This imaginative book has a very personal interest to us! (see our own beehives at http://www.abcstuff.com/honeybees.php) When the Magic School Bus turns into a beehive, Ms. Frizzle's students change into honey bees. They must gain entry into a hive so they can see firsthand just how the workers, drones, and queen bee live together.
Award-winning science writer Joanna Cole uses a lively combination of fact, fancy, adventure, and humor to explore the community of honey bees. The complexity of insect life will amaze readers as they discover how honey bees find food; make comb, honey, and beeswax; and care for their young, all from the bee's perspective. Brilliantly designed illustrations by Bruce Degen are rich in detail, easy to grasp, and sparkling with wit. This virtuoso effort is sure to satisfy the most inquiring minds.