Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bear and Bee

Bear and Bee
Written and Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Disney Hyperion Books, c2013. Unpaged picture book.

When the late, great Maurice Sendak says, "I Bee-lieve Sergio Ruzzier is a big BEAR of a talent," you know the book will be good! Bear and Bee is about a newly-formed friendship between unlikely creatures. Bear has a bit of an identity crisis when he feels that his large size, long claws, and big teeth must make him a bee (he's never met a bee before!), but Bee sets him straight and the two become fast friends. The illustrations are adorable, from the orange-sunset sky to Bear's stylin' red sandals. The text is funny and just right for beginning readers, making this a definite Geisel contender.

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