Bertrand the bumblebee has an important job: every day he must buy nectar from nearby flowers in order to feed everyone in the bee hive. But because Bertrand is so afraid of talking to blossoms, he can never bring home enough nectar!
With the help of his friend Bella, Bertrand learns that bravery doesn’t mean being fearless—it means doing one’s best no matter what.
Jennifer C. Weil (verified owner) –
Elaborate and playful illustrations complement a thoughtful, wise, touching story about overcoming shyness. At the back of the book is a helpful glossary to introduce words with which the the youngest readers and listeners are likely unfamiliar. A child will love Bertrand’s journey to supply his share of the hive’s pollen; parents will love the way the tale teaches the importance of having a meaningful goal and the desire to reach it. It is the desire that motivates Bertrand’s triumph and his courage to face and overcome the challenges he faces.