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The Very Greedy Bee Paperback – March 1, 2010
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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 has taken up writing his own stories after illustrating children's books for over 30 years. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside. 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 gingerbread men and chocolate biscuits while he paints and he listens to loud guitar music or Radio 4. Mr Tickle lives in South West England with his family and a large biscuit barrel. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a gentle story with cuddly, colorful illustrations. You just want to hug those bees! A good story to open discussion about what it means to be "greedy" as well as a discussion of sharing and friendship. Could also be used as a gentle way to talk about healthy eating and not eating to excess.
Maria Dismondy, author of Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are