March 10, 2013

Bear and Bee

cover image of Bear and Bee
Sergio Ruzzier

Bear is hungry after his winter nap and although he has never seen a bee he is certain they are terrible monsters with large teeth and sharp claws who “never share their honey!” He explains this to the first creature he encounters – a BEE. Bee points out to Bear that he has all those characteristics – and Bear dissolves into tears, thinking he’s a bee. Finally, Bee explains things, shares his honey, and the two become friends. Ruzzier’s uncluttered pen-and-ink illustrations are a perfect complement to his comic timing in the text – misunderstanding has never been so delightful. Ages 4-6