All the animals are running away, but what are they afraid of? Find out in this action-packed book that will have all little children wanting to turn the pages and join in. It's simple, it's fun, it's thought provoking, and the surprise ending brings it right back to the beginning - to be enjoyed all over again! Graphic designer and illustrator Edward Gibbs has always sought to communicate meaningful ideas in the simplest way. With a seemingly effortless touch, in this book and its companion The Acorn, he introduces educational themes and concepts (food chains, fear, ecosystems) in a visual, fun, and satisfying romp for the very young.
Sarah Summers is enjoying a holiday on a Nigerian beach when a young girl named Little Bee crashes irrevocably into her life. All it takes is a brief and horrifying moment of crisis — a terrifying scene that no reader will forget. Afterwards, Sarah and Little Bee might expect never to see each other again. But Little Bee finds Sarah’s husband’s wallet in the sand, and smuggles herself on board a cargo vessel with his address in mind. She spends two years in detention in England before making her way to Sarah’s house, with what will prove to be devastating timing. Chapter by chapter, alternating between Little Bee’s voice and Sarah’s, Chris Cleave wholly and caringly portrays two very different women trying to cope with events they’d never imagined. Little Bee is experiencing all the fullness and emptiness of the rich world for the first time, and her observations are hopeful, charming and piercing: “Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl,” she says: “Everyone would be pleased to see me coming.” Sarah is more cynical and disheartened, a successful magazine editor trying to find meaning in the face of turmoil at home and work. As the story develops, however, we learn about what matters most to her, including her fierce, protective love for her funny little son (“From the Spring of 2007 until the end of that long summer when Little Bee came to live with us,” Sarah says, “my son removed his Batman costume only at bathtimes.”). Sarah is trying to find herself as much as Little Bee is — and, unexpectedly, each character discovers a ray of hope in the other. What follows when Little Bee comes back into Sarah’s life is a powerful story of reconciliation and healing, but it is mixed in with a generous helping of satire about the daily difficulties of modern life. This is a novel about important issues, from refugee policy to the devastating effects of violence, but more than that, it does something only great fiction can: Little Bee teaches us what it is like to live through experiences most of us think of only as far off disasters in the news. As ever, the author says it best: “It’s an uplifting, thrilling, universal human story, and I just worked to keep it simple. One brave African girl; one brave Western woman. What if one just turned up on the other’s doorstep one misty morning and asked, Can you help? And what if that help wasn’t just a one-way street?”
We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Four of the wildly popular finger puppet board books Little Duck, Little Ladybug, Little Lamb and Little Bee in a box perfect for gift-giving.
An adorable finger puppet peeks through a diecut hole on each page making this book an excellent way to read and play.
This darling story of bees in a bee colony explain in a story-like way all that happens in the cycle of the year from the perspective of the bees! Children of all ages will learn to love the bees and all they do for the earth - all they do to survive in the world. In this time when our beloved bees are endangered, what better way to think of them fondly then through these carefully told stories by this master story teller? The story ill make a naturalist of you if you are not already!
Three novels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Cleave.Little Bee This haunting, New York Times bestselling novel tells the story of an African refugee, nicknamed Little Bee, whose violent and courageous journey from a Nigerian beach to a suburban London home and back puts a stunning face on the worldwide refugee crisis. IncendiaryIn an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, a woman mourns the loss of her husband and son at the hands of one of history’s most notorious criminals. And in appealing to their executioner, she reveals the desperate sadness of a broken heart and a working-class life blown apart. GoldBuilding on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption.
A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Meet the adorable Shopkins in this brand new search and find book that comes with deliciously scented stickers! Shopkins is a top-selling toy property that features more than 300 cute grocery store characters to collect, trade, and swap. In this search and find book published alongside two sticker book bind-ups, kids will meet and play with the adorable Shopkins! Featuring the gang of collectible characters,this book is packed with colorful Shopville pictures to add stickers to and characters to search and find. Sticker the pages to create smell-icious scenes with 100 sweetly scented stickers! Product Details Age Range: 4 - 8 years Grade Level: Preschool - 3 Series: Shopkins Paperback: 24 pages Publisher: little bee books; Stk edition (October 20, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1499802250 ISBN-13: 978-1499802252 Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 11 inches Shipping Weight: 5 ounces NEW Shopkins Seek and Find by little bee books [Paperback ]
Little Bee A Novel by Cleave, Chris. Published by Simon & Schuster,2010, Binding: Paperback Reprint Edition