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Don't Worry, Bee Happy: An Acorn Book (Bumble and Bee #1)
By (author): Ross Burach Illustrated by: Ross Burach
9781338504941 Electronic book text, Fixed format, MobiPocket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books Dec 26, 2019
$5.99 CAD
Active 48 pages Scholastic Inc. Independent Publishers Group
"Buzz-worthy." --Kirkus Reviews

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Bumble and Bee love to buzz around the pond and make mischief. Their cranky best friend Froggy prefers the peace and quiet of sitting on a lily pad. They may be an unlikely trio, but no matter what these friends dream up -- from picture day problem-solving to a comical cure for the hiccups -- you can count on hilarious, unexpected FUN!

Ross Burach is the creator of the riotously funny and highly acclaimed picture books The Very Impatient Caterpillar and Truck Full of Ducks, as well as the board books I Love My Tutu Too!, Potty All-Star, and Hi-Five Animals! He also writes and illustrates the Acorn early reader series Bumble and Bee, which Kirkus Reviews compared to Elephant and Piggie and Ballet Cat and Sparkles and called ‘Buzz-worthy.’ Ross lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at rossburach.com.

Praise for Don't Worry, Bee Happy (Bumble and Bee #1):"The bees' theatrics and infectious enthusiasm pitted against Froggy's deadpan dryness place the trio on par with greats like Bob Shea's Ballet Cat and Sparkles or Mo Willems' Piggie and Gerald... bright colors, expressive characters, and attention to detail will attract multiple reads... Buzz-worthy." --Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Very Impatient Caterpillar:

* "Chunky characters, livid green and thickly outlined for easy group sharing, and speech-bubble dialogue make this a good choice for read aloud[s] with a histrionic bent... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's Pigeon series... absolutely charming." -- School Library Journal

"Burach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Burach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment." --Booklist

Praise for Truck Full of Ducks:

"Burach will have readers quacking up, both with the frequent repetition of the title -- 'Did you call for a truck full of ducks?' is a funny line no matter how often it's read or heard -- and over the illustrations... Sight gags and side comments in the pictures add further yuks to this ducky delight." -- Booklist

"Children will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations." -- School Library Journal

"Burach tells his story entirely through dialogue, packing it -- and his exuberant, crayon-like digital illustrations -- with visual jokes [and] an abundance of funny details to discover in each scene." -- Publishers Weekly

"Silly details decorate every spread... Storytime audiences will quack up." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo:

2018 CBC Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist

"Begs to be read aloud... Gleeful, errant nonsense." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Plenty to linger (and laugh) over." -- Publishers Weekly

"Lots of giggles and goo, and weird characters too, in this rhyming cumulative storytime read-aloud, make this title a must-have for picture book collections." -- School Library Journal

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