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Bee-Wigged Hardcover – November 25, 2008


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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: #279,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

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.
Lorna in CT
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).
K. MIller
This is one your child will want to read again and again -- and so will you!
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reader on February 18, 2009
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Cece Bell has done the near impossible task of creating a book that is equally loved by children, parents, teachers, and (I suspect) really big bees. The story of Jerry Bee and his heroic bid for social acceptance teaches (without being all "teach-y") young readers to look beyond the stripes on someone's outside to find the bee-auty within. I'll be very surprised if Ms. Bell doesn't win an award for this funny and socially relevant book.

Heartwarming, quirky, and profound. Not to mention hilarious!

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 William K. Leonard on June 19, 2009
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"Bee-Wigged" is a delightful story about accepting people for their hearts and their character, not what they look like. The difference between Jerry being accepted and loved by his school mates and feared as a giant bee is whether he's wearing a wig.

The illustrations are bright and brilliant, and it's a lovely read. I read this over and over with my daughter, and we just love it. Highly recommended.
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