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Beekeeper Pat is an insect guy. He started out as a bike guy until he traded a bike for a colony of bees, and he’s been a bee guy ever since. Text with photographs of Beekeeper Pat and his amazing dancing bees tell the story of the important work bees do.

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“I had absolutely no idea bees could be so interesting. Actually, I thought they’d be a very boring subject until I read Kathy Coatney’s “Beekeeper Pat and the Amazing Dancing Bees.” I especially like the way Ms. Coatney has incorporated second grade vocabulary words in an easy-to-read and enjoyable writing style. The photos are great, too, giving the reader an actual view inside the world of bees. I’ll be reading this story to my 2nd grader grandson during the holidays. He’s interested in so many different things, and this book will help expand his horizons. Thanks, Ms. Coatney. I plan to purchase your other books, as well.”

“Educational with great pictures my kids have the whole series. Love to read them to my young kids. Must have!”

“The second book in the Farmer Guy/Gal series, this is all about bees and honey. Each page contains a photograph with very interesting information about beekeeping and how bees live. The close-ups of the bees are amazing, and not sure if it’s only me, but the bees look kinda yummy!”


“I loved this book, as well as the first one in the series about the quadruplet calves. They pack a lot of fun information in a small package–who knew worker bees danced? I also like that the author bolded the vocabulary words so kids can see the words used in context. These books are a great way to learn about agriculture.”

“My granddaughters love the Farmer Guy/Gal books, and I enjoy reading them out loud–we always learn something new. Beekeeper Pat and his dancing bees are truly fascinating, and the pictures help make the world of bees come alive for us. Ms. Coatney has created another winner in her entertaining series.”

“This is a fun book with lots of interesting facts about bees and the important role they play. Beekeeper Pat is charming and the photos of him with his bees are amazing in themselves. This 2nd book in the Farmer Guy/Gal series continues to show and tell about agriculture and farm life in a way that’s inviting, informative and friendly to kids.”

“This book is packed with info for kids, but there’s also so much an adult can get out of it, too. I’ve learned more about bees than I ever knew! It’s amazing that Beekeeper Pat will let them crawl all over him. More brave than I am!”

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