This classic Beginner Book written by Stan and Jan Berenstain—and edited by Dr. Seuss—is the debut of the beloved Berenstain Bears! The Bear family has run out of honey, and Father Bear and Small Bear are sent to get more. But rather than just get some at the store as Mother Bear suggested, Father Bear decides to follow a bee and get fresh honey from the source. Early readers and established Berenstain Bears fans will lap up this sweet, adventurous (and misadventurous) tale.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
STAN and JAN BERENSTAIN began writing and illustrating books for children in the early 1960s, when their two sons, Michael and Leo, were young readers, themselves. They lived on a hillside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a place that still looks a lot like Bear County, where they could see deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and woodchucks through their studio window almost every day—but no bears. The Bears lived inside their hearts and minds. The Berenstains' sons are all grown up now. Michael is an illustrator and author who works with mother, Jan, in creating new Berenstain Bears books. Stan and Jan have four grandchildren. Some of them can even draw pretty good bears. With more than 200 books in print, along with videos, television shows, and even Berenstain Bears exhibits at major museums, it's hard to tell where the Bears end and the Berenstains begin!
"Carried along by rhyme and rhythm, enlivened by humorous, colorful illustrations."--Chicago Tribune.