Please Please the Bees
Please Please the Bees

Please Please the Bees

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 10 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9780807551837

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Apr 2017)

Price: $16.99
 
 

Overview

Benedict has a pretty sweet life for a bear. Every morning the bees leave a jar of honey on his doorstep, and every day he has honey for breakfast and honey in his tea. It’s an important part of his day. But all that changes when the bees go on strike. Now it’s up to Benedict to listen to the bees, and he realizes there’s a lot more he could be doing to help them. So he fixes up the hive and learns to be a better beekeeper. Will the bees be pleased?

Reviews

"Kelley shows a knack for a wry turn of phrase, an effective economy with character development, and a good sense of textual pacing. The illustrations are frequently a hoot, in particular the many hovering bees holding their signs aloft as Benedict looks on in consternation, and Benedict's transformed yard is lovely to behold. This indeed should please the bees!" —Kirkus Reviews

"Gerald Kelley's charming Please Please the Bees joins the shelf of grumpy-bear-learns-a-lesson tales, and has a good reminder for gratitude and kindness in readers of all ages." —BookPage

Author Biography

Gerald Kelly has illustrated several picture books, including documentarian Ken Burns's bestselling children's book, Grover Cleveland, Again! He lives in Colorado.