Sleepy Bee
Sleepy Bee

Sleepy Bee

By Dr. John Hutton, Illustrated by Sandra Gross



14 Pages, 5.5 x 5.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781936669271

Price: $7.99
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Winner of:2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Board BookThe sun is up. The day is new.Hello, Sleepy Bee! Good morning to you.Sleepy Bee greets her day with a yawn, but there is so much to do. From sunrise to sunset, she visits fields of strawberries, broccoli, apples, and more, gathering nectar and pollen for her brood. This gentle, rhyming read-aloud board book features beautiful, full-color, cut-paper illustrations that connect flower to food, showing young readers how so much of what we eat is made possible by the amazing, hard-working bee.


“These books work on so many levels, with poetry to hear, pictures to talk about, and a powerful message. They give children just the sort of delightful and mind-expanding experiences they need, while leading parents to see the child’s world through a creative and joyful lens. Wonderful medicine for an overly electronic age!” —Dr. Robert Needlman, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and cofounder, Reach Out and Read, on the Baby Unplugged series

“These are the kinds of books that will bring you and your child together over and over again as you snuggle and read—colorful, welcome additions to your bookshelf.” —Shari Schmidt, OMB (Oh My Books) ChicagoNow blog, on the Baby Unplugged series

“Bright, creative and perfect for young readers just getting introduced to books. Babies and toddlers will love these books as well as the others in the series.” —SocialCafé Magazine, on the Baby Unplugged series

"This book is a beginning of a journey for young children to know and respect the insects we depend on for a healthy environment. The beautiful illustrations are clear and introduce the child to the names of fruit. This is a book to read to your infants and place on your bookshelf for the three-year-old child to read to you!" —Beth Bronsil, retired director, Xavier University Montessori Education Program, former chairperson, American Montessori Society Teacher Education Committee

"An engaging text, plus bright colors from sunup to bedtime add up to a lovely treat just right for small hands." —Louise Borden, author, The Journey That Saved Curious  George

Author Biography

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children's bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Sandra Gross is an award-winning artist and a coauthor and illustrator of the Toast to Baby series. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.