Join us in the Readings Gallery for another great event in our Nature of Writing series, a partnership between Village Books and the North Cascades Institute.
We're so excited to welcome bestselling author Matt Kracht! Reserve your seat on Eventbrite today!
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Matt Kracht is best known as the cantankerous, bird-loathing author of bestsellers, The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, and The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World. One might assume that Kracht finds bees to be another detestable flying nuisance, but that can’t be further from the truth. “Seriously, bees are so important to our agricultural food supply that we should be kissing bees’ asses.” he asserts in his newest book, OMFG, BEES! Bees Are So Amazing and You’re About to Find Out Why.
Here’s the buzz on this helpful, honey of a guidebook to some of the most amazing and underappreciated insects on the planet. With great enthusiasm Kracht explains how to distinguish between bees and not bees, the many types of bees (there’s more than one?) the absolute wonder that is bee behavior (why bees dance or swarm, what are their roles in the colony), the surprising science behind honey making and the construction of intricate and precise honeycombs, how bees are not just busy but also smart, and ways we can all help bees succeed in their mission to pollinate the planet.
Filled with lighthearted watercolor and ink drawings, humorous quips, lists, cool facts, (and a little side-eye for birds) OMFG, BEES! will show you that bees are the queens (and kings) of the insect world.
MATT KRACHT is a writer, artist, and amateur naturalist 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 Tacoma, 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.
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