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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

by (author) Daniel Bernstrom

illustrated by Brandon James Scott

Astra Publishing House
Initial publish date
Nov 2022
Bears, Humorous Stories, Insects, Spiders, etc.
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2022
    List Price

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Boisterous and buzzing, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is destined to be an instant classic . . . with delightfully funny illustrations and clever, fun-to-read text, from the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning author Daniel Bernstrom and critically acclaimed illustrator Brandon James Scott have created a rowdy, rhythmic read-aloud that's also perfect for beginning readers. This epic chase story features Bernstrom's signature alliterative wordplay and verbal pizzazz, along with Scott's expressive characters that jump off the pages. A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree has the kind of high-energy, uninhibited playfulness that makes kids want to run, chase, find out something about bear and bee behavior—and learn to read!

About the authors

Daniel Bernstrom's profile page


Brandon James Scott is a creative director, illustrator, writer, and dad living in Toronto. He’s the creator of the award-winning animated series, Justin Time. Find him on Instagram @brandonjamesscott.

Brandon James Scott's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“My own personal favorite….This’ll knock your socks off.” — Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal

"★★★★★ One of those books destined to become a classic, one that kids will ask to be read over and over again, a great choice for storytimes…. just so much fun." — Youth Services Book Review

"Daniel Bernstrom's complete joy in the English language is married to an equally complete understanding of what makes children laugh. This sticky, fuzzy, action-packed tongue-twister will delight readers as young as 8 months old, while inspiring seven year-olds to write poetry, since he’s made it look so fun. I have been reading Bernstrom’s work with delight for a good while. Expect this one to become a beloved classic." — Emily Jenkins, author of A Greyhound, a Groundhog and Harry Versus the First One Hundred Days of School

"Memorable language and enjoyable, colorful, interesting illustrations make this a standout title to share with young readers. After reading it once, I had to read it again. A winner!” — Myra Zarnowski, educator, Queens College, NY

"Sure to be a read-aloud hit.” — Libby Bergstrom, Global Reach Libraries, Highland Ranch, CO

"The bear and the bees are adorable, just adorable. What a wonderful story to read to your child.” — Roxanne, Arts & Letters Books

“Humorous… readers see characters through a few well chosen words… don’t miss the character expressions on each page.” — Pamela Gombert, Educator, Bowen Elementary

""A rowdy, rhythmic read aloud featuring a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees. Read along as they come face-to-face in an epic showdown!” — @maistorybooklibrary

“The characters' expressions are a hoot.” — Alisa Edwards, Napa Bookmine

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