The Very Clever Bee

Bees know exactly what they are doing. And curious children want to learn their secrets: What goes on inside a beehive? How do bees make honey? What is pollination?

This book answers these questions and gives young readers comprehensive, beautifully illustrated information about humankind’s greatest ally – the very clever bee. Discover the life cycle and anatomy of the honey bee, the happy relationship between bees and flowers, our many uses of honey and beeswax, and how we can all help bees.

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Felicity Marshall is an artist, writer, and illustrator of children’s books. Immersed in the arts from an early age, Felicity obtained an Honour’s Degree in Fine Art and also studied photography, classical ballet and performed in concerts and children’s pantomime. Her breadth of experience has seen her teach art and photojournalism and work in film production for years. She has had numerous private commissions for her painting and has held several exhibitions of her work in Australia, UK and France.

Drawing on her experience in film and art, Felicity began writing and illustrating books. Her first book, Sage’s Ark was shortlisted for the Premiers Children’s Book Awards, followed by The Star, which was a CBCA Notable Book, and her illustrations for You and Me, Murrawee were shortlisted for The Crichton Award. Felicity’s stories are based on contemporary issues while encased in fantasy. Her last book, Hello Honey Bee was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year. The Very Clever Bee is her first non-fiction picture book.

Felicity and her partner have their own honey label, Surfcoast Bees located on the Victorian surf coast near Lorne. She is currently completing an illustrated novel for older children.

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