Dancing Bees
Ranjit Lal
Ashok Rajagopalan
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
nature and wildlife insects
picture book, non-fiction

Welcome to the crazy world of the creepy-crawlies in this book with its tongue-in-cheek humour.

Do you know why bees dance in front of their nests ? To let others know where to find the best nectar-laden flowers!

Or, that snails slide on their own snot! Gross.

Or, that the insect world has its own counterparts of the human ones - they have farmers, soldiers, and even dangerous kidnappers!

That it is the female mosquito who is blood-thirsty. Her male counterpart only sips plant juice and nectar!

All this and much more in this zany non-fiction book.

The irreverent illustrations give the book a very special appeal. Children will love to go over this book, maybe sowing the seeds of a future entymologist, as they revel in both the witty text and whacky illustrations.

A must have for every school library.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee