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Bear and Bee

by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 22 Libraries 22 of 24 copies
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Summary
After a nice long hibernation, Bear wakes up and craves some honey. When he spots a beehive in the distance, he heads right for it! Sitting on top of the beehive is Bee who graciously offers Bear some honey, but Bear is worried. He believes that bees are big, scary creatures who do not share their honey. But Bear's new friend just happens to be a bee! And Bee is small and most certainly is not scary. But do bees share honey? Turns out they do!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bear wakes up hungry from hibernation, and the only food source in sight is a beehive. When the bee on top of the hive offers up his honey, Bear says, But what about the bee? See, Bear doesn't actually know what a bee is it's certainly not the creature he is talking to and his preconceived notions about bees include that they're terrible monsters! with large teeth and sharp claws. As Bee rightly points out, Bear has large teeth and sharp claws. This leads to the funniest moment in the book, when Bear has a horrific realization: I AM A BEE! Of course, all is sorted in the end, and honey is shared. This sweet, if slight, story cleverly begins on the endpapers, which depict snowfall, followed by a hibernating bear, and then a thaw on the title page. Ruzzier's unlikely friends, rendered in pen-and-ink and colored digitally, are charmers with stylish taste in footwear: Bee wears nothing but high-tops and Bear, red slides. The anti-snap-judgment message is wrapped in cuteness, making it just right for the preschool set.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bear has never seen a bee, but he doesn't like them and has no doubt they don't play well with others. "Bees are terrible monsters!" Bear says. "They are big, and they have large teeth, and they have sharp claws, and they never share their honey!" Luckily, Bee, who is standing right in front of Bear as he unfurls this lurid fantasy, seizes this as a teachable moment, and points out that Bear actually has many of the qualities that he ascribes to bees. After some momentary confusion ("Poor me! I'm a Bee!" wails Bear, flinging himself to the ground in despair), the two become honey-sharing buddies. Ruzzier's (Tweak Tweak) cartooned pen-and-ink drawings are a bit underwhelming; the relatively minimal backgrounds only emphasize the weak characterizations (the characters' facial expressions are tepid, and putting Bee in high top sneakers is no substitute for giving him a personality). But Ruzzier has a solid sense of comic timing and proffers his lesson on the folly of prejudice with an admirably light touch. Ages 2-5. Agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Bears -- Fiction.
Bees -- Fiction.
Sharing -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Bears -- Juvenile fiction.
Bees -- Juvenile fiction.
Sharing -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Disney Hyperion Books,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781423159575
1423159578
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