From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–A greedy bee guzzles nectar and gobbles pollen, and won't share with anyone. He won't even let a tired ladybug rest on his flower. One day the bee comes upon a meadow full of juicy blossoms. He goes from flower to flower, slurping up all he can, all the while growing fatter and fatter, until he is unable to fly home. He is scared, especially when he sees two eyes glowing from the long grass, but then discovers that they are fireflies, and they offer to escort him home. At last they reach the bank of the stream, and he is assisted across by a team of ants with a big leaf. When the bee finally arrives home safely, he offers to share his best honey with his new friends and his fellow bees. The cartoonlike artwork, with bold, rounded, brightly colored creatures, leaps off the page. The rousing text, replete with sound effects and varied fonts, will work well with groups. A pleasing addition for larger collections.–DeAnn Okamura, San Mateo County Library, CA
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About the Author
Steve Smallman was born in Cambridgeshire. He has been illustrating books for children for over 25 years and has recently become an author too. He has written THE LAMB WHO CAME FOR DINNER and BUMBLETUM for Little Tiger Press. Jack Tickle likes painting in acrylic because when he spills coffee and food on his pictures he can wipe them clean again! He likes to eat chocolate biscuits while he paints and listens to loud guitar music. Mr Tickle lives in South West England with his family and a large biscuit barrel.
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