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Angela Banner first wrote Ant and Bee as a way to teach her son how to read. The first book in the series was published in 1950. Since then, Angela has written & illustrated 22 Ant and Bee books.
The classic stories of friends Ant and Bee are a perfect introduction to learning to read and, in this title, to count too. When poor Ant is hurt in an unfortunate accident, Bee wraps him in bandages and makes him rest in bed. But Ant is soon very bored! Bee gives Ant 1 ball of wool and 2 knitting needles. After that, Ant is soon busy counting everything around him in his hospital bed.
I remember the original Ant and Bee books. Mine had a cloth cover, smelt musty and the pages were falling out! Here, the books have been beautifully revamped and revitalised with colourful new pictures by Angela Banner whilst maintaining the original stories and humour. Interactive fun for parents and children, created long before the word was invented! Parents read the story in black and the children add the 3 letters words in red.
This classic from the 1950's has been lovingly re-illustrated by the author Angela Banner to provide a fun, contempory story which takes those much-loved characters, Ant and Bee on an alphabetical adventure. Surprises and humour appear on each page, along with new 5 letter words in red which the child is encouraged to read out loud, prompted by cheerful pictures and a charming tale. A delight for both adults and children to read together.
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