It's summer in the forest and the trees are lush, the berries are plentiful, and Bruno is as usual impatient to find out more about his leafy world. The Queen Bee he meets seems like an interesting and wonderful creature -- she has beautiful black shiny eyes, a golden crown, and presides over a royal court filled with thousands of loyal bees -- but she buzzes off much too quickly. Always up to a challenge. Bruno runs as fast as he can to find out where she lives. Only he doesn't count on those loyal bees being rather annoyed at this large, fuzzy creature sticking his nose very close to their tree-hole honeycomb. After all, isn't honey made just for bears?
Bruno's good-hearted attempts to make amends to the Queen for his mistake result in a forest romp filled with gentle humor and exciting mini-adventures, guaranteed to produce happy pre-schooler giggles. As with her two earlier Bruno books, Sylvie Daigneault's richly detailed and softly expressive illustrations perfectly capture Bruno's irrepressible sense of adventure and wide-eyed innocence. A tale to treasure, no matter what the season, Bruno and the Bees is a charming addition to this popular series.