Sarah's Stars

Jay Hosler. Clan Apis
Active Synapse  $23.00  ISBN 0-9677255-0-X  146 pg.
Reviewed by Veronica, Age 12

Clan Apis is about a female worker honey bee, Nyuki, and her interesting escapades through her life. Some of those are: almost getting eaten by a leaf-like praying mantis, then a crab-spider and finally being saved by a dung beetle and it's ball of dung. Along those adventures, she makes many friends of different species that can put up with her goofy attitude and corny jokes.

This was such a great graphic novel! The characters are funny and I like Nyuki's jokes. The pictures are very detailed and show you the characters' emotions very well. It pretty much tells all that you need to know about honey bees in a fun, educational and easy-to-follow way. The only way this book could be improved is by adding colour to the pictures. I advise Clan Apis entertain people age 10 and over because of some really complicated scientific words like 'metamorphosis', but if you are younger then 10 and you can sound that out, go for it!

This book was fantastic, so it fully deserves 5 out of 5 stars.


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