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Eric Carle creates yet another work of wonder in this revised classic. Using pull-tabs and an amazing pop-up, kids are given a fresh look at a sly honeybee and one hungry bear.
Gathering nectar to make honey, a honeybee makes her way through the woods, stopping first at a gorgeous orange flower. On her journey, she swiftly alludes the clutches of a hungry bird, fish, and frog. When she discovers a butterfly nearby, they dance in the sky together. The honeybee happily returns home to her hive when she hears a disturbing noise -- a bear is trying to steal the honey! Honeybee quickly stings the big bear on his nose before the rest of the bees chase him away. Safe and sound in their hive, they rest up for another day.
This simple and beautiful tale is wonderfully enhanced with revised, shorter text and the addition of pull-tabs. Kids can watch as the bee sips nectar from flowers and avoids the open beak of the ravenous bird. Readers will delight in the exquisite butterfly pop-up, rich in color and detail. Especially amusing is the big brown bear who is stung on the nose and looks cross-eyed at his pint-sized attacker.
Eric Carle remains one of the best storytellers and illustrators of all time, and this updated classic further confirms his creative genius. (Amy Barkat)