Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Hidden Rainbow

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The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson. Ages 5-8. Greenwillow, 2020. 40 pages. Review copy provided by my local library. 

Okay, so it's the wrong season for this book, but I'm going to need you to keep it in mind for when spring comes around and all thoughts turn to flowers and insects and gardens. This is a beautiful, colorful book that celebrates the importance of bees. It starts by introducing a rainbow of spring flowers that bees like to feed on and then talks about why bees are so important - they pollinate much of the food we eat. 

Every year, our local Purdue Extension hosts programs for Pollinator Week, giving tours of their honeybee hives and providing crafts and activities for families. This year they went virtual with programming and instead of the library attending and staffing a table, I offered to make a book list for them to hand out (or email). So I started looking at our books about pollinators and this brand new one jumped off the shelf at me. I think it's a really nice introduction for young kids and a great place to start learning about pollination. 

So don't miss it as you start to bulk up your springtime offerings or you're looking for books to put out on display!