A flying boy and seven bees are chased by fleas, but an unexpected friendship forms.
Bryce McFee is an ordinary boy bored with washing the flea-ridden family dog. So, he escapes to his imagination and flies across the backyard with a dandelion and seven bees. Trouble strikes when a swarm of pesky fleas gives chase, threatening to ruin his adventure. Ultimately, an unlikely friendship is formed between the flying boy and the fleas. A fun rhyming story that exercises the imagination.
• Short but effective sentences and monorhyme make for a punchy and engaging read.
• Shows readers how to use their imaginations to ‘escape’ when boredom strikes.
• Striking illustrations with stylish hand lettering.
Australian children’s book author and illustrator Dave Petzold is interested in the little things that go unnoticed, the things we take for granted. “My stories are born out of a love of nature, adventure, and a desire to show that, if you look a little closer, there is more to life than what you see on the surface,” he says. His writing invites the reader on a journey of discovery in the hope they will discover something about themselves, too. Graphite pencil, screen-printing techniques, and digital collage are used in creating his illustrations.
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