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Bumble Bee
     

Bumble Bee

by Margaret Wise Brown, Victoria Raymond (Illustrator)
 
Humming along
like baby thunder
Sweet, fuzzy, round, and tumbly—the bee in Margaret Wise Brown's much loved poem is completely alive and lovable. Victoria Raymond's sculptured illustrations make him even more huggable and create a bright journey that little fingers will love to trace.

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Humming along
like baby thunder
Sweet, fuzzy, round, and tumbly—the bee in Margaret Wise Brown's much loved poem is completely alive and lovable. Victoria Raymond's sculptured illustrations make him even more huggable and create a bright journey that little fingers will love to trace.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Originally published in a collection of Margaret Wise Brown's poetry for children in 1959, Bumble Bee has recently been published as part of the "Harper Growing Tree" series. Although folks may pick up this book because they recognize the author, the illustrations are the real star. Ms. Raymond uses clay, fabric, and beads to make bright and textured illustrations that even a grown-up will want to examine closely and touch. Too bad we can only feel the smooth photos of the illustrations and not the materials themselves. The simple poem follows a rumbly, tumbly bumble bee as he gathers pollen. It is no Goodnight Moon, but it does make a fun little board book. 1999, HarperFestival/HarperCollins, Ages 1 to 3, $5.95. Reviewer: Eileen Hanning
School Library Journal
PreS-A poem originally published in 1959 about a familiar insect is matched with creative artwork to make an eye-catching board book. Brown's description of a "Rumbly/Tumbly/Bumbly bee" is flowing and uncomplicated. Children will enjoy the rhythm and singsong quality of the text, which is just the right length to keep their attention. The illustrations are bright and descriptive. A variety of materials, such as cloth, clay, beads, and netting, have been carefully and ingeniously molded to create a flying bee, clouds, flowers, and even pollen. Large, full-color photographs of the collages appear on double-page spreads. The lines of text, written in script, bend gracefully around the images. An excellent addition to board-book collections.-Sarah O'Neal, Salt Lake County Library System, UT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694017492
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Pages:
14
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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