Jam & Honey

By Melita Morales; Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator)
(Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582462998, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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A little girl is on her way to gather berries, berries to make jam when she gets home. A little bee is on its way to gather nectar, nectar to make honey for her honeycomb. Their meeting in the same berry patch shines a gentle light on a common childhood fear from two points of view. This picture book provides a sweet way to convey even to the youngest child the importance of understanding and respecting all creatures.

About the Author

Melita Morales is an art educator, artist, performing arts presenter, and art house curator. She holds degrees in art and secondary school education and
teaches art at Marin County Day School. About her first books, she writes: "I often watch students and adults jump up from a picnic and sprint away from
food to escape a buzzing bee. The book arose from an understanding that bees are critical to our biodiversity. Besides that, they give us the delicious treat of honey!" This is her first book.

Laura J. Bryant was born and raised in south Florida and attended The Maryland Institute College of Art. Laura has illustrated numerous books including Tractor Day, Kitty Cat Kitty Cat Are You Waking Up? and the best-selling book, God Gave Us You. Her books have garnered a number of awards including the Bank Street College Best Book of the Year (3 times).

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