Little Bee

Edward Gibbs. Little, Brown, $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-316-12707-3
A call-and-response rhyme describes a succession of jungle animals, each fleeing from the animal that came before it. The commotion starts with a bee that appears on the cover with glistening fabric wings: “Little bee, little bee... why do you flee?/ Because there’s a hungry frog chasing me!” The hungry frog is hopping away from a “scary snake,” which is pursued by a mongoose who’s fleeing a lion, after which follows a hunter. Gibbs’s fluid ink scrawls create a sense of movement and individualize the characters, and a surprise ending brings the chase full-circle. Ages 3–up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/16/2012
Release date: 04/01/2012
Genre: Children's
Ebook - 24 pages - 978-0-316-21015-7
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-1-84877-040-9
Hardcover - 30 pages - 978-1-84877-269-4
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