This book is an excellent example of an author/illustrator collaboration that makes nonfiction fun. One that makes a honeybee matter to the reader. It puts the child in "the bee's wings," as it were, and encourages them to experience the short, important life of a honeybee. Candace Fleming is a master at creating beautifully lyrical, poetic nonfiction. Top that off with the amazing, artistic ability of Eric Rohmann and you have a scientific, and yet very relatable, heart-felt ode to the honeybee. Which culminating in a touching and satisfying ending. The back matter includes a wonderfully labelled diagram of a honeybee, a call to action, and a "bit more buzz" about the statistics of the hive and its members. This book that will appeal to anyone who adores the expository facts within nonfiction books, as well as the reader who loves books with more narrative story aspects.