Tag Archives: Bee-Wigged

Bee-Wigged is part of Candlewick’s Story-Hour Kit!

9 Feb

This is exciting! my book, Bee-Wigged, was chosen for Candlewick’s Read to Us! Story-Hour Kit.

The kit which is FREE for anyone to download has ideas and activities for sharing four books with kids:

The Pencil, by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman

Little Beauty, by Anthony Browne

Bee-Wigged  by Cece Bell

and What the Grizzly Knows by David Elliott and Max Grafe.

The idea was to connect the common themes of these books: friendship, loneliness, imagination and the importance of being true to yourself.

For Bee-Wigged the discussion guide includes this: “Jerry is described as artistic, generous, helpful and funny. Ask children how they would describe themselves.”

Plus, there’s a coloring page with “B” words and this cool Connect-The-Letters picture of Jerry Bee:

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Jerry Bee’s 8th Day of Christmas

16 Dec

Here’s the star of Bee-Wigged, Jerry Bee a’milking a cow for the Eighth Day of Christmas:

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Bee People Video from “Bee-Wigged” Launch Party

6 Dec

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Here’s the long-awaited Youtube video (slideshow, really) of photos taken of people posing with the Carnival Cut-Out Jerry Bee at the Bee-Wigged Launch Party. It was such a hit, I’m taking it to today’s booksigning and probably to many more events in the future….

Bee-Wigged reviewed in 100 Scope Notes

24 Nov

Bee-Wigged got a great review from 100 Scope Notes. it starts like this:

Quick, what’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard lately? How about a bee, wearing a toupee, who is mistaken for a child?

Read the whole thing: http://100scopenotes.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/book-review-bee-wigged/

 

Bee-Wigged Party was GREAT!

23 Nov

Wow! What a time!

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We’re not sure how many people were there, but all 153 cupcakes were eaten!

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The good folks at Ram’s Head Books handled the sales for us and said about 100 copies of Bee-Wigged were sold along with many, many Sock Monkey books. So that’s a great start for Jerry Bee!

And so were his first three public readings, by three All-Star Librarians … Brian Compton, Miss Allison and Cindy Minnick (below).

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More photos to come!

The Make-your-own-bee crafts were a huge hit. I’ll be posting a lot of those photos as well as a blank BEE for you to try, too, if you missed the party…

In the meantime, THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO MADE IT SO BEE-RIFFIC!

FOR MORE BEE-WIGGED PARTY PHOTOS AND FUN: http://plasticpumpkins.blogspot.com/2008/11/bee-book-and-candy.html