Little Bee by Edward Gibbs

Little Bee

Written by Edward Gibbs
Illustrated by

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Simply structured, beautifully illustrated and handsomely produced as a board book, this is a perfect picture book to share with the very youngest listener. ‘Little bee, little bee why do you flee?’. The answer unfolds dramatically as a one boldly illustrated animal after another is chased across each spread.


Little Bee by Edward Gibbs

The chase is on! Follow Little Bee as he flees from the hungry frog, who in turn flees from the scary snake, who in turn flees from the mean mongoose, and so on until a whole host of creatures are running around in one big circle. The surprise ending brings you right back to the beginning when you realise that a hunter is fleeing from the little bee.

About the Author

Edward Gibbs

Edward Gibbs is an exciting new talent in children’s books. He is now on his fifth book for Templar’s imprint, Brubaker, Ford & Friends. I Spy With My Little Eye…, Little Bee and The Acorn were followed by I Spy Under the SeaI Spy on the Farm… is due to be published in 2012. Edward studied illustration at college but became a graphic designer, where he fine-tuned the art of distilling detailed or difficult ideas into their simplest form. He uses this special skill in all his books. Edward lives in London.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2013




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