Honeybee's Body Parts

Volume 3 (Honeybee Series)

Children - Educational
52 Pages
Reviewed on 02/24/2014
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Author Biography

Jeanette Vuuren (Jansen van Vuuren) lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and two children.

Her educational background as a qualified teacher with a further diploma in Remedial Education and over fourteen years teaching experience, gained in South Africa, the UK and Australia has given her a deep empathy and understanding for the special needs of students.

Working with Kindergarten to Year 11 students, with diverse backgrounds, in different subject fields as a mainstream, special needs and remedial teacher, helped her adapt her teaching strategies to meet the individual needs of students.

She especially aims to write educational and story books, including the relevant concepts applicable for specific age groups, integrating learning content with different curriculum, subject fields and life lessons.

While staying at home when her two children were young, her passion for writing started when she was doing research on remedial education and learning disabilities, creating integrated lesson plans for differentiated classes.

She pursued her passion for writing in 2009 to assist a student who was not able to sound out words, but made up her own story by looking at the pictures.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite

Honeybee’s Body Parts, by Jeanette Vuuren, is the third volume of the children’s educational collection entitled The Honeybee Series, which is the first series in the Clever Mind Series. This particular volume is targeted at children ages 5 to 7 and will teach children the body parts of honeybees, how honeybees use each of these body parts, and how each classification of honeybee differs in their body parts. Did you know that only certain honeybees have stingers? Did you know that honeybees have two stomachs? These are just a few of the interesting facts to be found in the pages of this book. Kids are sure to enjoy learning these interesting details as well as more about the ins and outs of the honeybee in this delightful book.

Jeanette Vuuren’s book, Honeybees’s Body Parts, would be a welcome addition to elementary science classrooms. Honeybees are often feared by many children due to their stingers, but in fact the honeybee is an important part of the ecosystem. Vuuren’s series will help children learn the importance of these small creatures. The book is simple enough for young readers, but varied enough for science classrooms. Teachers will find a wealth of information to be used in their curriculum, including diagrams, vocabulary lists, and outside references. However, it is the joyful illustrations by Sudipta Dasgupta that are sure to draw young readers to this book. Each page is adorned with bright color and cheerful images that are sure to delight readers even as they are being informed. The pictures are sharp and crisp and provide wonderful insight and clarity into the information being taught. I recommend Honeybee’s Body Parts, and I look forward to reading more in this series by Jeanette Vuuren.