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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Library Binding edition (November 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763636142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763636142
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 10.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 2—Jerry is a very large and very sad bee. He is the size of a child and, though quite friendly, people are afraid of him. One day he finds a discarded wig, puts it on, and is immediately mistaken for a boy, which is amusing since he now looks like a bee with a bad toupee. Though the scruffy-looking hairpiece covers his tiny antennae, humorous pictures reveal two small wings on his black-and-yellow-striped back, which apparently cause no consternation. Jerry enters school and his courteous, complimentary, and helpful manner makes him extremely popular with his classmates and the staff. When his wig is accidentally blown off and it's obvious that he's really a bee, the old prejudices return and everyone runs from him. Fortunately, and amazingly, his wig turns out to be a particularly hairy guinea pig who saves the day by reminding everyone of Jerry's sterling qualities. Engaging, digitally combined ink and acrylic illustrations in bold colors with black outlines highlight this funny and ultimately cheerful tale of acceptance.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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About the Author

Cece Bell is the author-illustrator ofSOCK MONKEY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, SOCK MONKEY BOOGIE-WOOGIE, SOCK MONKEY RIDES AGAIN, and the board books BUSY BUDDIES and FOOD FRIENDS. She lives in Virginia.

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It is one of my five year old's favorite books.
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My younger son is attracted to the bright, colorful pictures and the simple text, which can be read with a lot of expression (and silly voices).
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This is one your child will want to read again and again -- and so will you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Books That Heal Kids on August 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
All Jerry Bee wants is a friend. But everyone is terrified of him because he is an enormous bee. They are afraid he could sting them. Jerry tries to change the way he looks by wearing a wig that he finds on the sidewalk. And it works! No one is afraid of him anymore. By the end of the day he makes friends with everyone at school and the kids adore him. They like him because he is helpful, funny, artistic, and generous. He's a good friend! The wig changes Jerry's life. But one day the wind blew Jerry's wig off. Everyone immediately runs away until.....the wig starts talking. Turns out the wig is a squirrel who saves the day by reminding everyone of Jerry's many positive qualities. This book cracked me up the first time I read it. I love sharing it with the students. I also like how the "wig" character stands up for Jerry Bee. Good life lessons in this one. And the whole squirrel/wig thing is kinda funny. I'm an elementary school counselor and really appreciate books like this one that teach about differences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorna in CT on October 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a funny, heart warming book. I read it to my five year old, but my older kids and their friends were listening and loved it so much they asked me to read it again. It is one of my five year old's favorite books. It has a very nice message and the illustrations are great!
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My daughter also wrote and illistrated this book and I like it because it reminds me of the days my children were in eleemntary school. We have enjoyed this book and I have read it to lots of little children who are friends of mine. It is a favorite.
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By Jackie on October 25, 2012
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Great beginning and end of the year story! The children in my classroom love it and I highly recommend it to all parents and teachers!
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By K. MIller on January 19, 2011
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My seven-year old son and I both think this story is wonderful - the funny little details in the pictures, the speech bubbles, the absolute absurdity of the "enormous bee" and his furry friend. It always cracks us up. But it also has a kind, sympathetic main character and a nice message about acceptance and the power of positive actions. My younger son is attracted to the bright, colorful pictures and the simple text, which can be read with a lot of expression (and silly voices). I think this might be my favorite Cece Bell book yet (although Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie is really hard to beat).
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