Kathy Coatney

From the Farm to the Table Bees

Did you know bees dance? Thirty-five-year veteran photojournalist Kathy Coatney (specializing in agriculture) introduces second and third-graders to the secret lives of bees with photographs and easy-to-read text of Beekeeper Pat, the insect guy. Before he was an insect guy, Beekeeper Pat was a bike guy until he traded a bike for a bee colony and fell in love with these incredible insects.

The From the Farm to the Table agriculture series is designed for second and third grade readers, each book highlighting second grade vocabulary words.

“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!”

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