A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree (Hardcover)
When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning author Daniel Bernstrom and critically acclaimed illustrator Brandon James Scott have created a rowdy, rhythmic read-aloud that's also perfect for beginning readers. This epic chase story features Bernstrom's signature alliterative wordplay and verbal pizzazz, along with Scott's expressive characters that jump off the pages. A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree has the kind of high-energy, uninhibited playfulness that makes kids want to run, chase, find out something about bear and bee behavior—and learn to read!
By day Brandon is a creative director working in animation and by night he illustrates picture books. For over a decade Brandon has worked on a range of hit animated entertainment including his own creation, the award-winning series, Justin Time. He loves to make art that brings adventure, levity, heart, and curiosity for the fantastic and whimsical world around us and in our dreams. A born-and-raised Canadian, he currently lives with his family in Toronto.
“A rollicking, hilarious picture book. With its rhyming, easy-to-read text and vibrant illustrations, this rib-tickling story is perfect for reading aloud to a group or for beginning readers to tackle on their own." — Read Brightly
“Outstanding….sure to become [a] favorite at your house….a delightful read-together with emerging readers.” — Christian Science Monitor
“My own personal favorite….This’ll knock your socks off.” — Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal
"★★★★★ One of those books destined to become a classic, one that kids will ask to be read over and over again, a great choice for storytimes…. just so much fun." — Youth Services Book Review
"Daniel Bernstrom's complete joy in the English language is married to an equally complete understanding of what makes children laugh. This sticky, fuzzy, action-packed tongue-twister will delight readers as young as 8 months old, while inspiring seven year-olds to write poetry, since he’s made it look so fun. I have been reading Bernstrom’s work with delight for a good while. Expect this one to become a beloved classic." — Emily Jenkins, author of A Greyhound, a Groundhog and Harry Versus the First One Hundred Days of School
“An exhilarating romp….A Bear, A Bee, and a Honey Tree will be all the buzz for home story times both for adults – who will have a rollicking good time reading aloud – and kids – who will want to hear it again and again. The book will be a hit for classroom reading and would make a terrific addition to public library preschool programs. A Bear, A Bee, and a Honey Tree is a must for any children’s book collection." — Celebrate Children's Books
“A snappy, fast-moving readaloud for youngest readers, with ample visual punch lines to boot." — Publishers Weekly
"Memorable language and enjoyable, colorful, interesting illustrations make this a standout title to share with young readers. After reading it once, I had to read it again. A winner!” — Myra Zarnowski, educator, Queens College, NY
"Sure to be a read-aloud hit.” — Libby Bergstrom, Global Reach Libraries, Highland Ranch, CO
"The bear and the bees are adorable, just adorable. What a wonderful story to read to your child.” — Roxanne, Arts & Letters Books
“Humorous… readers see characters through a few well chosen words… don’t miss the character expressions on each page.” — Pamela Gombert, Educator, Bowen Elementary
""A rowdy, rhythmic read aloud featuring a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees. Read along as they come face-to-face in an epic showdown!” — @maistorybooklibrary
“The characters' expressions are a hoot.” — Alisa Edwards, Napa Bookmine