A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

Publication Date:

November 2022



Original language and publisher

English | Hippo Park

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America

Territories Sold

France (mineditionFR)
Germany (mineditionAG)
Indonesia (Badan Pengembangan)



A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree


Delightful….if you read only ONE bear-related picture book this year, let it be this one…..The ultimate read aloud to large groups as well as one on one lapsits! – Betsy Bird’s end-of-year and influential list.

Essential.  Scott’s illustrations are luminous! Gorgeous. Glowing….the words and pictures are a cohesive whole that will delight every reader. A master text for picture book writers – it’d be great to share with any creative writing class. – Kiss the Book Jr.

From 3 years to 7 years

Boisterous and buzzing, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is destined to be an instant classic . . . with delightully funny illustrations and clever, fun-to-read text, from the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody’s abuzz! Award-winning author Daniel Bernstrom and critically acclaimed illustrator Brandon James Scott have created a rowdy, rhythmic read-aloud that’s also perfect for beginning readers. This epic chase story features Bernstrom’s signature alliterative wordplay and verbal pizzazz, along with Scott’s expressive characters that jump off the pages. A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree has the kind of highenergy, uninhibited playfulness that makes kids want to run, chase, find out something about bear and bee behavior—and learn to read!

A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish – May 2024

Once again, Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott show off their deep understanding—in words and pictures—of what makes kids laugh.

Readers of the beloved A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree met a bear who longed for honey, but never got to eat any. In this boisterous follow-up, will Bear’s luck change? He’s spotted a fish! And his wish? To gobble up this delicious fish dish, of course! Sadly for Bear, this is no ordinary fish—he’s a homesick fellow determined to get back upstream where he belongs.

The longing, the chase, the action, and splash—and the spare but delightfully tongue-twisting text—will have kids asking to hear this story again and again.


Marketing Information

2023 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Awards List