The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen


The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen

There's a new bee at Bee School. But that bee is not a bee...It's a Bear! Cheeky, sneaky Norman has a cunning plot to trick the bees and steal their honey. In his best bee onesie, Norman makes quite a convincing bee - but how long will his disguise last? And when the hive is endangered can he finally discover his true destiny and become The Bumblebear?


The Bumblebear from rising star Nadia Shireen is an absolute joy. Norman is a bear who wants to be a bee in order to have easier access to honey so, obviously, he makes himself a bee costume and enrols in Bee School. The little bees grow to love their unusually large bee friend - until clever Amelia bee discovers the truth. Luckily, Norman can save the day. With its bold illustrations and witty humour, this is a book that adults will relish reading aloud time and time again. The Guardian Norman the bear loves honey so much that he disguises himself as a bee. A rip-roaring, irresistible caper. Metro a hilarious tale of a honey-loving bear who disguises himself as a bee to get easier access to the sweet sticky stuff. The Guardian Nadia Shireen has penned a delightful, fast paced narrative with a wonderful character - The Bumblebear is a fabulous picture book! My Book Corner Norman is a bear that loves honey. A lot. But with the pesky bees always hovering round the stash, he needs a cunning plan. Dressed in disguise, Norman sneaks into Bee School - but will his cover-up be rumbled? And will Norman finally learn to be happy in his own fur? Funny and poignant, Bumblebear has a sweet message about acceptance at its heart. You'll be reading it on repeat this summer holiday.

About the Author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Nadia lives in London, and Good Little Wolf is her first picture book.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th May 2016



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