Friendly Bee wants to be friends with every bug he meets, whether they like it or not.
Meet Friendly Bee: he's a bee who puts himself out there, a bee who sees the best in other beings. Sometimes, Friendly Bee’s cheerful attitude gets him into trouble – like almost being squashed by an excessively large shoe; or becoming a delicious meal for the mildly homicidal Enormous Hairy Spider. Luckily, Friendly Bee’s reluctant best friend Angry Wasp is there to save this buzzing buffoon from certain doom – if he really has to.
Follow these two ‘friends’ (one who is very enthusiastic, and one very reluctant one!), as they get caught in all sorts of tricky situations, as they navigate trying to help others and overcome their ongoing differences. With facts about all the bugs and insects scattered throughout, as told by Clever Cricket, this is a delightful and humorous new graphic novel series about friendship and acceptance, that will be thoroughly be enjoyed by junior to middle primary students.
Featuring bee-rilliant black and yellow artwork throughout and interspersed with insect facts delivered by Clever Cricket, this new graphic novel series is set to have readers buzzing.
A Word About Books
Take one friendly bee, an angry wasp, an enormous hairy spider, a boring worm turned into a beautiful butterfly, throw in some witty humour plus detailed graphic images, and you have a recipe for an enjoyable and engaging new read for younger readers. With a colourful and appealing cover and pages printed in colours of yellow, black and white, this fun read tells the tale of a perpetually friendly bee who is desperate to befriend every insect he meets. Angry Wasp is a real challenge for Friendly Bee, but bee perseveres with the friendship even when they are trapped together on an enormous hairy spider’s web. Eventually, with Friendly Bee’s relentless optimism and super-helpful ideas, the spider, wasp and bee all become friends.
I love Friendly Bee… Highly recommended.
Are you an animal lover? Then you would probably like Friendly Bee and Friends … I think this would be a great book for somebody still learning how to read.
Squiz Kids Book Club reviewer