The Bee Who Spoke (The Wonderful World of Belle and the Bee)
“Readers will delight in the beauty of the story, inspiring children between the ages of 5–7 to look beyond what they see at first glance and to appreciate the world around them.”
The Bee Who Spoke is about a girl named Belle who has two loves. She loves Paris, but she also loves the country, and with a special gift from her family, she is able to ride around on her bike to enjoy it.
Then something happens. Belle has a bike accident. When she recovers she realizes that she is lost in the woods.
A nearby bee helps her find her way, but not before the bee introduces her to some of his amazing friends, like Arnica the sunflower. Belle then learns more about the job of a bee. Along the way she sees the woods as a glorious and majestic place. With the wind on her face and the sun shining above, the woods represent freedom.
As they wander about, the bee gives Belle a way of expressing how wonderful nature is. He says, “La nature est bien faite,” which means, “A place and a purpose for everything—that’s the beauty of nature.” Her experience brings about a new perception of the world around her.
Children who love creating journals will appreciate Belle’s lust for adventure. The wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon give a realistic feel to this 48-page picture book. Readers will delight in the beauty of the story, inspiring children between the ages of 5–7 to look beyond what they see at first glance and to appreciate the world around them.