Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Why Pollen Counts
Written and illustrated
by Shennen Bersani

“Achoo! Why Pollen Counts,” by Shennen Bersani, is a sweet, educational book about a subject that most of us face, seasonal pollen allergies. Baby Bear steps out of his den into a golden, pollen dust-covered spring world. He sneezes and finds that Valerie Vole is also allergic to pollen.
 Baby Bear’s mother cleans him off, and tells him more about pollen and pollinators. Sandy Spiderling, Zoe Zebra Butterfly, honey bees, hummingbirds, Lili Ladybird—all play their part in the cycle of pollination—even Sammy Snowy Owl. Some animals spread pollen, while some eat it. Ms. Bersani’s lovely illustrations are expressive, detailed, and support the story perfectly.

In the back of the book are additional pollen and allergy facts, some matching exercises to test your pollination knowledge, and educational information about bees:  the great pollinators. This beautifully illustrated, educational book is highly recommended for school and home libraries, and for children ages six through eight.

“Achoo! Why Pollen Counts,” is published by Arbordale Publications; also available in Spanish.

Information on Author/Illustrator Shennen Bersani is at http://www.shennen.typepad.com/

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