ANT AND HONEY BEE: What a Pair!
Megan McDonald, , illus. by G. Brian Karas. . Candlewick, $13.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1265-8
Insect buddies Ant and Honey Bee think they've come up with an ingenious joint costume for Cricket's dress-up party: a washer and dryer, complete with sound effects ("Blub! Blub!" and "Buzzzzz!," respectively). They discover that creativity, however, has its drawbacks. The boxy costumes are bulky, passersby are stumped by the concept ("Look! Two dice!" says Beetle; Mrs. Spider mistakes them for dancing computers), and when the clouds open up, Ant and Honey Bee's disguises soon transform into "soggy blobs of wet cardboard." But, as those familiar with her Judy Moody books well know, McDonald is a big believer in the power of spunk and the importance of making lemonade out of lemons. "She's a—
Reviewed on: 01/31/2005