Ant and Honey Bee
A Pair of Friends at Halloween: Candlewick Sparks
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
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Introducing Ant and Honey Bee — fast friends, co-costume-conspirators, and stars of a delightful new story by author Megan McDonald and illustrator G. Brian Karas.
Ant was getting antsy. . . . Only a few hours left till Cricket's costume party. "What can we be for the dress-up party?" she asked her friend Honey Bee.
With a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease, Ant and Honey Bee finally make a perfect, two-things-that-go-together pair of costumes for Cricket's big party. But then — plip, plip, plip, PLIP! — it starts to rain, and by the time they arrive, the proud pair looks more like a matching set of soggy sad sacks. Maybe, though, if they put their heads together, the quick-thinking friends can turn their mushy mess into a smashing success. What a pair!
Megan McDonald is the author of the popular Judy Moody series, the Beezy series, and many more children's books. She grew up with four older sisters, so hand-me-down clothes were common. "One year," she says, "my mother made pilgrim costumes for all of us at Halloween. I was youngest, so when I outgrew one pilgrim costume, there was always another to take its place. Believe it or not, some of those costumes are still around, and an entirely new generation is wearing them!"
G. Brian Karas has illustrated more than sixty-five children's picture books since 1983, including THE BONE KEEPER by Megan McDonald. He has written and illustrated three titles of his own, one of which, HOME ON THE BAYOU, was a 1997 BOSTON GLOBE—HORN BOOK Honor winner.
"Childlike and sympathetic, the characters’ antics and conversations will have broad appeal." — BOOKLIST — Quote
"Filled with puns and lighthearted jokes. . . .Children will enjoy reading about how friendships can help them to survive any disaster." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL — Quote