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The Honeybee & the Robber

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  104 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Follow an adventurous honeybee as she goes about her busy day, sipping nectar from flowers, avoiding hungry birds and playing with butterflies. But when a robber bear comes looking for honey, all the bees must rush out to defend their home. This classic Eric Carle story is brought to life by movable pull-tabs that children can use to animate the action, as well as a beauti ...more
Novelty Book, 16 pages
Published July 23rd 2001 by Philomel Books (first published 1981)
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Lindsey
Honeybee and the robber is a story about a honeybee who is doing her daily activities which include collecting nectar, scurrying away from birds, and making friends with butterflies. At the end of the day, honeybee heads back to her nest. But then, a bear, portrayed as the robber, comes to the honeybees nest. The bear tries scratching at the bee nest to get honey. Very scared from the bear, all of the bees fly out of the nest very quickly to protect their home, from the robber bear. Honeybee and ...more
Chelsea Cameron
I always think it is important to educate young kids while also giving them an enjoyable reading time in the classroom. It is awesome when they can take away useful basic information while also applying their reading skills. This book is such a great book because it is humorous and also informative. I think this would be a great book to introduce in the classroom and keep it around. I think it would be great for an outdoor activity maybe if it was nice outside, the teacher could take the student ...more
Randi Goodnight
The Honeybee and the Robber is about a honeybee that gathers nectar for honey. One day she leaves the hive to collect honey, and when she arrives back in the hive a bear attacks her. The bear begins to try to rob the hive of the honey that the honeybees worked so hard to make. The bear is then driven off by the bees, because the bees began to sting the bear, and the bees get to keep their honey. This book is great for little kids because the language is simple and the font is large. The pages ar ...more
Mexy Gonzales
The book entitled “Honeybee and the Robber” tells the story about honeybees and how they see bears as honey stealers due to the fact that bears love to eat honey. This would be a great book in the classroom as a way of teaching your children all about honeybees in a fun way. I believe the vocabulary used throughout the book was quite simple to nature. I really enjoyed how put together it was with the book’s plot, theme, and picture’s creativity. This book is also interactive, the author incorpor ...more
Mallori Allphin
A honeybee is doing her daily activities which include collecting nectar, scurrying away from birds, and making friends with butterflies. But then at the end of the day, a bear, portrayed as the robber, comes to the honeybees nest. The bear tries scratching at the bee nest to get honey. All of the bees fly out of the nest very quickly to protect their home, the nest, from the robber bear. This book is able to give students a basic foundation of what a bee endures on their daily adventure. This b ...more
Elissa Still
The Honeybee and the Robber is about a very busy honeybee who is thwarted off of her busy schedule to deal with a robber bear stealing all of her hive’s honey. The reading age for this book is preschool through 1st grade.

Comments/observations: From the get-go readers will be fascinated by the interactive moveable pull-tabs tat will animate the animals reactions throughout the story. This book also features a pop-up butterfly that looks like it’s about to take off into flight at any second! Th
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Caelyn Pietila
The Honeybee and the Robber written by Eric Carle is about a honeybee who is a victim of a robbery between a bear. The robber bear wants to steal the bee’s honey, and they all try to defend themselves and their honey. This book is extremely fun because it is a pop-out book and involves interaction when kids are reading the story. If I were an elementary teacher to younger students such as kindergartners ad fits graders, I would for sure include this story in my classroom library. It can also be ...more
Alexis Espinosa
The Honeybee & the Robber is about the adventure of a honeybee as she goes about her busy day. When a bear comes looking for honey all the bees scatter to defend their homes.

Comments/observations: This book is really interactive with its pictures that include pull out tabs. The reading level for this book is kindergarten through second grade and the theme include animals, bears, insects and manners. My emotional readers response to this book was that I thought it was put together nicely and
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Robin
May 21, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pop-up
Facts on bees combined with some funny po-up animation and the artwork of Eric Carle make this a real treasure!
Whitney Ward
The Honey Bee and the Robber is a fun and interactive book about the busy life of a honey bee and the obstacles he overcomes, such as the honey robber (also known as a bear). The illustrations do much to attract the readers and make it a great book for younger students for the reason that it has pop outs, and moving pictures. This book is a great story time book for young students, but could also be used for learning about what honey bees are and what they do.
Elizabeth Burr
Nov 13, 2013 Elizabeth Burr rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bee-unit, authors
This book is awesome! It shows how bees pollinate by going from flower back to their hive. This is a great way to get children interested in pollination and how bees protect themself and their hives.

Eric Carle.
He has so many books! he is mostly know for his book The Very Hungry Catipillar but that was his 3rd book his very first was the well known, Brown Bear, Brown bear. he has a total of 81 books!
Mary
May 23, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book, bears
A great mix of fiction and nonfiction. I was surprised that this book did very well at storytime with 30 preschoolers. The honeybee finds nectar and must get back to the hive. When she gets back, she is alerted to the fact that there is a robber near. Moving parts aide the telling and add interest.
Robert
Another wonderful Eric Carle book! This one is interactive, which always adds fun to reading. Here we learn about bees and the making of honey. Then we learn that bears enjoy honey. Oh, no!

The illustrations, as always, add to the story.
Alamoliz
Jun 18, 2008 Alamoliz rated it it was ok
Shelves:
This book was a disappointment, but probably because the public library copy I read was torn and missing major parts of the book. That should also be a caveat in buying this for a collection that serves more than 2.
Nicole Flores
This is a fun book for kids. It is about the life of a honeybee and the perspective of the worl through her. In the back of the book there are different facts about bees.
Vivian
Sep 22, 2011 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
…in which a bear tries to get honey from a hive.

I like using this story during library story time because its movable parts captures the children’s attention.
Jessica
Dec 07, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: childrensbooks
The only thing I did not enjoy about this book was the moving picture book. The tabs break and it's hard to use the book.
Michaela
Apr 23, 2008 Michaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Michaela by: no one
it is such a cute littel baby book my little sister has
Caitlin Bonde
Apr 11, 2012 Caitlin Bonde rated it really liked it
A cute little picture book with pop-up features.
Angela Barakat
I read this with both my children.
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more
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