Jay Hosler. Clan Apis
the insects comprised over half of all the animals on the planet. They were
a diverse group. Most were solitary, but a few found that they had better
success surviving if they worked together. Among these social insects, there
was one clan that cared for the children of the World Flower in exchange for
nectar and pollen. This is the story of that clan of honey bees. This is the
story of CLAN APIS.
It's a touching tale as well as an educational one that teaches us lots of interesting facts about honey bees and survival in the insect world. From start to finish, Clan Apis is a clever, imaginative, humorous tale about one clan of honey bees and the part they play in the world. Jay Hosler has a talent for drawing as well as story telling. His style is realistic as well as fun and the language he uses matches perfectly with the personality of the characters. The layout is crisp and clean and doesn't hinder the telling of the story.
enjoyed reading Clan Apis. It brings us into another world (that of the
bees) and helps us to understand their purpose and way of life better. I
don't know how anyone could swat at a bee after reading Clan Apis; I think
you'll appreciate them too much to risk harming one! I'd recommend this book
for children aged nine/ten to fourteen/fifteen. Younger kids would enjoy the
insects and Nyuki's weird sense of humour, but they may not understand the
whole concept surrounding one of the character's deaths. (This is really
hard not to give anything away.) It's a really good book and I'd recommend
boys and girls read it. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
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