Bee Friend - A picture book about how to befriend a bee

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Bee Friend - A picture book about how to befriend a bee

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Bee Friend is an illustrated book about colony collapse disorder in honey bees — a phenomenon that affects millions of beehives, and thus much of the produce we consume. The book is targeted at children aged 4 to 8, but the message is relevant to the whole family.

Bee Friend follows Charlie, a lonely child in an incredibly plain town where nothing ever grows. One day, Charlie finds a sick bee on the doorstep. Charlie wants to help the bee, so they try doing all the things that Charlie does when feeling ill — ice cream, video games, and such — to no avail. When the bee buzzes off, Charlie follows, and they both arrive at the only flower growing in town. Charlie realizes what the bee needs to feel better, and together they grow a colorful and diverse bee garden, which cures the bee’s sickness, brightens the once plain town, and brings all the townspeople together as a community.

The goal of Bee Friend is twofold: to eliminate the stigma of bees as stinging insects, and to inspire children and families to plant bee gardens like Charlie. The book is funny and sweet, and uses no gender pronouns, so as to be as inclusive and relatable as possible. It’s important that Charlie could be any little boy or girl because everyone can help prevent colony collapse disorder and help save our Bee Friends.

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Cam Levesque 13 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

arrived quickly and it is such a beautiful book!! very excited for storytime with the kiddos in our lives

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Jacklyn Scodellaro 02 Sep, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This book is absolutely beautiful. The storyline is kind and thoughtful, and there are some lovely lessons woven throughout. Highly recommend!

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Ashley 14 Sep, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this print. The colours are beautiful and the letters are so creatively written. Perfect for my classroom.

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Rachel Marschner 17 Jul, 2021

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I absolutely adore my pride buns! Came very quickly and despite having some small stock issues they were very communicative and helpful to make sure I had the stickers I wanted. Thanks again!

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