Friendly Bee and Friends: Woe is for Worm!

Book 2 of Friendly Bee and Friends Series

Age 5+

Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

Friendly Bee faces his biggest challenge yet, when he tries to cheer up the Pessimistic Earthworm. Can he convince the gloomiest creature alive to go to a party?

Friendly Bee loves dressing up, parties and being BEST FRIENDS with everyone. So when he and his reluctant bestie Angry Wasp are invited to Enormous Hairy Spider’s dress-up party, he’s so excited he could burst. Things just get better when he has the chance to make a new friend, but the Pessimistic Earthworm is determined to be miserable. Cheering him up will be hard work, but luckily Friendly Bee is the bug for the job!


Sean E Avery is a teacher, writer-illustrator, sculptor and designer born in South Africa; living in Perth, Western Australia. Locally, he’s best known as the writer-illustrator of well-loved children’s picture books, All Monkeys Love Bananas and Harold and Grace published by Fremantle Press. Internationally, he’s best known as a sculptor who uses CDs and DVDs to create breathtaking works of art that reside in galleries and private collections all around the world. He is curious, enthusiastic and ready to work hard for the things he believes in.


This is a humorous graphic novel about friendship, helping others, accepting our differences and tolerance, and with facts supplied by Clever Cricket, it is sure to be enjoyed by all students in junior to middle primary.

Lamont Books

Sean delivers another un-bee-lievably funny insect caper in a series that is up there with the best of them when it comes to mismatched characters trying to navigate the pros and pitfalls of friendship. Insects bursting with personality, unpredictable antics and hilarious hijinks, and a brilliantly written mix of deadpan humour, witty quips, sharp one liners and entertaining conversations will have readers in fits of joyous giggles.

A Word About Books

With much to pore over in both words and illustration – along with farty bum jokes and disgusting stuff galore – this book is sure to elicit giggles and conversation in equal measure.

Kids Book Review

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