This week we are reading and voting on another Beehive Book nominee, Mel Fell, by Corey Tabor.
When little Mel decides it’s time to leave the nest, she doesn’t let her fears get in the way. She takes a straight dive all the way down to the bottom of the tree. The bees, the spider, even the snail try to break her fall, but she whizzes right past them and into the pond below. Then Mel flies right back up with none other than a fish in her beak! Mel is a kingfisher, and she is learning that diving, scooping and flying are all part of the job! This book has already won a Caldecott Honor for beautiful illustrations. We’ll see how our students feel about the book when we vote on it this week!