Author(s): Raymond Huber
The cold is coming and Scout is on a daring flight in search of the last flowers of autumn. Scout's mission is very dangerous, but it is also vital, because the flowers provide the precious nectar the hive needs to make honey. Can the hive make enough honey to survive the long winter months?
This brightly illustrated picture book achieves a good deal. The lively, realistic story is enhanced with apt imagery and vivid turns of phrase. Meanwhile, small-type sentences on each spread add intriguing related facts about honey bees. ... One of the most informative picture books about honey bees, this is surely among the most beautiful as well.--Booklist (starred review) The prose is polished and informative and the secondary tidbits are often quite fascinating. Lovelock's mixed-media art is simply stunning, pairing compositions of vigorous graphic strength with delicate watercolor mottling and precise biological detail.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Huber's language is descriptive and gorgeously reminiscent of the bee's flight itself. Every page also offers facts about bumble bees and their behavior. Watercolor, acrylic ink, and colored pencil illustrations are bright and bold; reader's will almost feel the warmth and comfort inside the golden hive.--Library Media Connection
Raymond Huber has been a social worker, gardener, primary school teacher, lecturer, writer, and editor. He lives in New Zealand. Brian Lovelock is a scientist and painter who recently ventured into the world of book illustration with "Roadwork," an award-winning picture book. He lives in New Zealand.