Synopses & Reviews
The celebrated duo behind Big Bear and Little Bear is back with a charming new character: a small frog who just wants to be heard.
Bee Frog is not a frog — shes a dragon! A not-nice, very fierce dragon! But Mom and Dad Frog are too busy to notice. They dont even pay attention when Bee Frog hops off to practice her dragon noises all by herself. Is it possible that a scary dragon like her could get lonely? The acclaimed team of Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth (who brought us CAN'T YOU SLEEP LITTLE BEAR?) returns with a gentle tale of a little frog who learns that being yourself can bring the warmest rewards.
"Bee, the littlest frog in her family, insists that she is the fierce 'Bee Dragon.' But no one seems very impressed ('Yes, Bee, that's nice,' her mother says absently), so she hops off to a remote stone in the pond to make 'dragon noises all by herself.' Just as Bee is beginning to think that loneliness is not a such a great trade-off for being fearsome, Mom and Dad Frog find her. They're happy to call her Bee Dragon now, but what the heroine really wants from her parents is the assurance that she's 'your Bee!' Though Firth keeps the unhappy heroine at a distance, Bee is a cute as a button and the artist creates lovely, delicately tinted watercolor swamp scenes. Ages 3-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
It seems that no one pays attention to little Bee, even while she pretends to be a very fierce dragon, so she hops away from home, but soon finds herself wondering if a dragon ever gets lonely. 13,500 first printing.
The acclaimed team behind "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" reunites with a gentle tale of a little frog who learns that being himself can bring the warmest rewards. Full color.
About the Author
Martin Waddell has written more than one hundred books for children and young adults. Among them is the best-selling series about Big Bear and Little Bear, illustrated by Barbara Firth. He lives in Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
Barbara Firth began drawing when she was three years old. Since then, she has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including the Big Bear and Little Bear series, written by Martin Waddell. She lives in Middlesex, England.