In Cece Bell’s Bee-Wigged, Jerry Bee just wants to make a friend. However, this is no easy feat when you are the largest bee that anyone has ever seen. Once Jerry finds a wig and is mistaken for a boy, his life changes. When his true identity is revealed, will his life remain the same or will he “bee” all alone?
Bee-Wigged was a fun book to read. On the surface, we have Jerry Bee who just wants to be accepted. We also have a story about how looks can be deceiving. The book is great to read aloud, is funny and has colorful illustrations which extend the story.
Readers will enjoy Jerry accepting himself for who he is, others embracing him being a different and a fun surprise when his “wig” becomes is revealed to have it’s own secret.
Want more books about being yourself?
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown.
Are you bored with being so proper?
Do you want to have more fun?
Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.
But does he go too far?
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) by David Shannon
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don’t like them. Camilla Cream is so very, very worried about what other people think of her that she’s about to break out in stripes!
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Ferdinand is the world’s most peaceful–and–beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree.
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.