This is the nonfiction I wish I'd grown up with!! More than fascinating, the marriage of text and art in this book is masterful, creating an immersive experience second only to actually living inside a hive or watching a BBC documentary that takes you inside a hive. Just when does a worker bee take her first flight? Inquiring minds will ponder that question page after page while she works in the hive and then, finally, flies! And then they'll follow along with her as she searches for nectar, pollinates flowers, and returns her load of nectar to the hive, over and over again until she has covered five hundred miles in her short life. I could examine these pages for hours. I predict it will give everyone who reads this (adult or child) fresh insight into a honeybee's life, creating empathy for a species that we really cannot live without. A fabulous addition to anyone's library. I wrote this review based on a library copy, but I am now going to purchase one for my home library. Absolutely fabulous!