Listen up, folks: Bees are incredible. If you don't think so, you're wrong; but you're also in luck! Professional bee appreciator Matt Kracht is here to set the record straight with this helpful guidebook to all things bees.
Broken into fourteen chapters that delve into various bee topics, from distinguishing between bees and not bees (very crucial), to exploring the absolute wonder that is bee behavior (they do a little dance directing their bee friends to a food source, for crying out loud!), to divulging the mind-blowing science behind honey making (just some extremely intricate and precise hexagonal honeycomb construction, no big deal), and more, Kracht paints a charming and enthusiastic picture of our favorite pollinators.
Kracht playfully and earnestly examines ten different kinds of bees, from the honeybee to the teddy bear bee, providing unbelievably cool facts and reasons why bees deserve a lot more credit. With lighthearted watercolor and ink drawings, humorous quips, lists, and musings, OMFG, BEES! will show you just how important these esteemed bee-list celebrities really are. (Hint: We can't live without them.)
Matt Kracht is an amateur birder, writer, and illustrator who enjoys creating books that celebrate the humor inherent in life's absurdities. He is the author of the bestselling The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America and its sequel, The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World. Based in Seattle, he enjoys gazing out the window at the beautiful waters of Puget Sound and making fun of birds. He also likes bees. Like, a lot.
"Bees are so amazing, and Matt Kracht tells us why – in words and downright silly hand-captioned illustrations – mixing science and whimsy in a memorable and educational way."
– San Diego Union-Tribune
"Whether readers love or fear bees, this volume will teach most everyone something new about our fuzzy, flitting friends while making readers laugh out loud [...] gloriously funny [...] a joy to read"