"Illustrator Hideko Ise uses many colors in each image...The result is beautiful to see, up close or far away. The bees seem to have a soft blurry look, and the fall leaves are stunning." --- Curled Up Kids
"Children listening to or reading the book learn about how honey is made, how beekeepers approach the bees, and how different flowers change the flavor and color of the honey. The illustrations in the book are gorgeous paintings that are deep with color, evoking the wonder and joy of honey. This is a nonfiction picture book of a high quality. Share it with children interested in insects." --- Kids Lit
About the Author
Yumiko Fujiwara studied law in Japan and later moved to Columbia where she met and married a beekeeper. Hideko Ise has received numerous awards for her picture books, including the Noma Award for Juvenile Literature, Newcomer Award (1988)and The Sankei Award for Children's Books & Pictures, Illustration Prize (1996).