To bee or not to bee? A lonely, overlarge insect tries a new identity on
for size in a wacky, wonderful tale of true friendship.
All Jerry Bee wants is to make friends, but that's hard to do when you're the most enormous bee anyone has ever seen. Then a wig changes Jerry's life: when he puts it on, he looks just like a boy! Jerry creates quite a buzz with his kindness and generosity, and for the first time, he has friends. But will his new pals stick around when his true identity is revealed? In this zany and tender tale, written and illustrated by Cece Bell, Jerry finds that having friends you can "bee" yourself around is as sweet as honey.
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Cece Bell is the author-illustrator ofSOCK MONKEY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, SOCK MONKEY BOOGIE-WOOGIE, SOCK MONKEY RIDES AGAIN, and the board books BUSY BUDDIES and FOOD FRIENDS. She lives in Virginia.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Jerry is a very large and very sad bee. He is the size of a child and, though quite friendly, people are afraid of him. One day he finds a discarded wig, puts it on, and is immediately mistaken for a boy, which is amusing since he now looks like a bee with a bad toupee. Though the scruffy-looking hairpiece covers his tiny antennae, humorous pictures reveal two small wings on his black-and-yellow-striped back, which apparently cause no consternation. Jerry enters school and his courteous, complimentary, and helpful manner makes him extremely popular with his classmates and the staff. When his wig is accidentally blown off and it's obvious that he's really a bee, the old prejudices return and everyone runs from him. Fortunately, and amazingly, his wig turns out to be a particularly hairy guinea pig who saves the day by reminding everyone of Jerry's sterling qualities. Engaging, digitally combined ink and acrylic illustrations in bold colors with black outlines highlight this funny and ultimately cheerful tale of acceptance.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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Descripción Candlewick, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Library Binding. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0763636142