We are excited to use the very first children's book entirely dedicated to Arizona agriculture!
It was published on August 28, 2014.
Arizona Agriculture: Bee’s Amazing Adventure brings farming and ranching in the Grand Canyon State to life, exploring the state’s rich agricultural diversity through the eyes of Pee Wee Bee. Delighting elementary-aged students as she flits from field to field, Pee Wee shares fascinating facts about agriculture that stimulate young minds, helping schoolchildren understand the integral role that agriculture plays in Arizona’s economy. Join Pee Wee Bee on an amaz-z-zing adventure to learn more!
What does the book look like? What are some of the things it says? How can I practice reading it? Access the Practice Copy here.
Explore how the book is designed to be read outloud to students by reviewing these helpful reading tips.
Keep in mind, Bee's Amazing Adventure is likely to hold the interest of elementary students in 3rd grade and above. If you choose to read to a younger age group, you will need to adapt your presentation. Younger audiences will respond best to discussions based on the pictures as opposed to reading everything word-for-word.
Those who are interested in purchasing their own copy can email their order to AgLiteracy@cals.arizona.edu.