The Boy with the Bell

with the Bees

(Note: Based on a true story. When bees invaded the walls of my great grandparents’ house,

the neighboring farmer used the vibration of his ringing bell to lead the swarm across the fields and back to their hive.

The illustrations will be filled with vibrant scenes of hilltops, fields, rivers, animals and forests as the Boy leads

the swarm of bees through the pages in a sing-song rhyming lullaby. The swarm will morph into unexpected shapes

and patterns, visually reminiscent of starlings and their beautiful dance in the sky.)

On a busy street in a busy town,

By busy shops

Full of busy sounds,

Lived the Busy family.

The Busy family is busy.

Very busy,

Always busy,

Extra busy, busy, busy.

<<Buzzzzzz>>

 

A buzz at the door, 

Oh! Who could that be?

Its a black and yellow cloud 

On a green and brown tree.

The cloud started to move, 

It flew through the air, 

Buzzing and humming, 

BEES EVERYWHERE.

They flew in a circle, 

Turned into a ball,

Then squeezed through a hole 

In the corner of the wall.

And then...

It got Loud.

And then...

It got LOUDER.

 

And Louder!

<< TOO LOUD! >>

<<BUZZ>> <<BUZZ>> <<BUZZ>>

The <<BUZZ>> hit the air, 

The <<BUZZ>> shook the ground,

THE BUZZ OF THE BEES 

TURNED THE TOWN UPSIDE DOWN!

The forest leaves RUSTLED, 

The town SHOOK with fear,

And out of the forest...

A small boy did appear.

He rang his bell twice

Then turned right around 

And all of the bees,

And the people of town,

Followed the boy

With the beautiful sound:

((whole town sings))

“The Boy with the Bell with the Bees,

Walks barefoot through the Valley of Trees,

The Bees follow along, the Bell sings its sweet song,

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees.

 

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees,

Loves everything that he sees,

The Bees follow along, the Bell sings its sweet song,

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees.

 

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees,

Believes that the Me’s are all We’s,

The Bees follow along, the Bell sings its sweet song,

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees.

 

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees,

Has everything that he needs,

The Bees follow along, the Bell sings its sweet song,

The Boy with the Bell with the Bees.”

Children's Picture Book Ages 3-8

300 words

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