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The Mole Sisters and the Busy Bees

The Mole Sisters and the Busy Bees

Roslyn Schwartz
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 6
Annick Press, 2000   ISBN: 978-1550376623

One day the mole sisters were doing nothing. After all “sometimes it is important to do nothing” they said. They were looking up at the sky sitting propped up against a tree when a bee flew by. As is usual with bees, this bee was busy collecting pollen and nectar from flowers. In fact it was too busy to even stop and have a chat with the mole sisters.

When the bee flew off the two little moles decided to follow it. The soon found themselves in the middle of a beautiful flower filled meadow and there they had a simply splendid time pretending to be bees.

In this simply charming little picture book readers will see how truly wonderful it is to do nothing and how much fun can be had by exploring the world around us, noticing the beauties of nature and even being a part of it for a little while. Though this book is perfectly suited for little people, it also will touch the hearts of bigger people as well, the minimal text and soft, warm colored pencil illustrations conveying a meaningful message.