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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

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I remember the Winnie the Pooh story about him and the honey bees, and this was a cute book with the same message. A hungry bear finds a honey tree and up he goes. His hands go in, and he angers the bees to they swarm and he runs. Luckily he hides and they go back to his hive and he goes home, still hungry. This is a cute and humorous easy reader book for beginning readers and a low word count book for toddlers. It is fun, but the message about not messing with the bees and their hive is there. The illustrations by Brandon James Scott are wonderful. The expressions on the faces of the bees and the bear are priceless. My youngest grandson loved this book and I read it a few times to him. My oldest is afraid of bees and he didn't like this story at all. He kept shouting at the bear to leave the bees alone. I liked that my 6 YO granddaughter was able to read a lot of this book to her brothers. I can see this being a favourite book in preschool classrooms.
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This picture book was an absolute delight to read, my daughter and I really enjoyed the colorful and beautifully made illustrations! The story is really really easy to follow and it’s great for a one year old and a bit older toddler as well and I think the highlight was the bear it was so funny and my daughter just loved to look at the pages. I think this book makes a perfect gift for any child who loves reading and prefers more illustration in a book.
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There are some picture books that are just masterworks of illustration. There is not a single page within this book that I wouldn’t hang up on my wall as art. It has that soft cloud like a happy feeling that makes the reader want to keep turning the page. The story itself is very simple and uses the same words repetitively making it easier to read, but at the same time, more fun in story time. A bee, a bear, a Honey tree, a bear, a tree, a bee, you get the idea. I want to add this to my permanent story time collection as something that would get used over and over again.
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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel Bernstrom 5/5

I love this story and the fun to read text that puts a smile on your face.  I love that we are given this comical read as we follow along with the beautiful illustrations watching the bear, bee and the honey tree.  Between the rhyming text and the excitement, it gives off reading it out loud is just refreshing. 
A hungry bear who finds himself some honey high up in a honey tree finds himself at the mercy of not only a little bee, but an entire swarm of bee's keeping the bear from the honey.   I enjoyed this story and imagine others will love it as well.  

Thank you NetFAlley for the ARC.
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This was a really sweet little book

I read the book with my 5-year-old daughter and she really enjoyed it, she learned to read last year so the simpler words used in this story were great as it meant she could really get involved and she read the story to me which was perfect and a great way for some extra learning at home too!

The story was fun and well developed and it did make us smile.

The illustrations were lovely and they really suited the book 

It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended
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Beyond cute! Daniel Bernstrom did a marvelous job crafting a story using almost only adjectives and “bear”, “bee” and “tree”. The cadence to the words is so fun and adds to the story. Brandon James Scott’s illustrations bring Bernstrom’s words to life in a fun and beautiful way. This is one of those cases where the illustrations really help tell the story beyond the words. So fun and would be perfect for library storytime.
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I'm always looking for new picture books to recommend for their illustrations and story and this one fits the bill! The pictures are beautiful and engaging, and the story is cute and provides a way to talk about animal habitats and the importance of bees. I can't wait to recommend or use in story time. Thank you to Hippo Park and NetGalley for the early read for my honest opinion.
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In this playful, preciously illustrated book, a bear steps on some toes (or perhaps wings is the better word to use) when he gets hungry and raids a bee hive to stuff himself with delicious honey. Unfortunately for him, he soon realizes that he has intruded on a full hive of angry bees. Bear hides from the bees and ends up avoiding any major damage, but still… Lesson learned. This will have the little ones laughing from beginning to ending, and is a great way to teach the little ones about adjectives and how to describe their favorite animals, whether it’s a bee, bear, or anything else.
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A Bear, A Bee, and A Honey Tree is an excellent book that introduces vivid verbs and descriptive adjectives. This eye-catching illustrated book will keep any young reader engaged and anticipating what may happen next. Bear and Bee show persistence in different ways and you end up cheering them on as you read
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Our toddler loved this book! Granted, anything bears he's loving lately but we were really loving the colorful illustrations and the story. The rhythm was also an easy read for a little one.
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Oh, what a delight! My four kids (ages 1, 3, 5, and 7) and I loved every engaging word and image in A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree! A hungry and adventurous bear is trying to get some delicious honey from a hive in a tree and before he knows it he's off on a wild chase with the angry bees. We enjoyed the rhythmic prose and colorful, nature-based images. Thank you, NetGalley for the ARC! We have a fun time reading from cover to cover.
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Thank you, NetGalley, for an e-ARC of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel Bernstrom.
Beautiful illustrations, rhyming text, and a fun story make a winning combination for a preschool read-aloud. Bernstrom uses alliteration and cause and effect to create a story that is great for classroom and homeschool teachers. This is a book I look forward to using in a library storytime.
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This is the story of a hungry bear, who really wants honey and a honey bee, that wants to protect its hive.  It is a silly, fast moving story with repetitive texts. The illustrations are key to the story and are great! This would be great as a read aloud or a beginning reader. The one problem I did have was the lack of punctuation. An adult would have no problem reading this book, but a beginning reader may struggle a bit. Overall, I did enjoy this read aloud.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Hippo Park for a free digital copy.

With simple repetitive language and gorgeous vibrant illustrations, this book takes you on a journey of a hungry bear searching for honey and some angry honey bees. It's funny and charming.
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The story is cute, the pictured are lovely.
The formating is awful on a kindle. I tried adjusting the font size but it didn't help. I don't know what pictures go with what words. The words run together and there is no punctuation. Some of the words are grey, some are black, some are big, some are small no matter the adjusted font size on Kindle. This makes it very hard to read.
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I received an electronic copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Bear wants honey from the honey tree. Bee wants to keep bear from the honey tree which leads to a humorous and playful story.

The short, rhyming text (less than 120 words) paired with the bright, bold, and silly illustrations makes this a perfect picture read aloud book for ages 0-4. The repeated words and short phases make this a great book for early readers.

This story is what I would say is a true picture book-the story is in the illustrations. I read it to my 4yo and he enjoyed the story.
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This beautifully illustrated children's book is about, as the title suggests, a bear, a bee and a tree. Each page has expressive text and fun but easy to read fonts and silly illustrations. There are minimal words per page and most are fairly easy to read. I think this is the perfect book for children who are going to transition from being read to, to learning to read as it can start off as a fun shared reading experience and will be quite easy for them to pick up as they begin to read themselves. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book!
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I LOVE the art for this, it's so adorable, which is an interesting contrast to the more tragic story of a hungry bear. I really liked the use of the words and the rhythm. A fun read
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What a delight!  This would be such a fun early reader book because the text repeats so much.  The illustrations are lovely and I love the last page with the hungry bear.  My kiddos loved this!
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This book is so much fun!  I teach elementary age students with autism and decided to use this story as a read aloud.  My students giggled over the bear, especially when the bear's eyes change with the realization that there are so many angry bees inside the bee hive.  This was so much fun to read aloud and this is the kind of joy that helps create lifetime readers!
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