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For Mason,

“‘E llo, Sir!” To my wife, Christina:

Thanks for

BEELIEVING!

Special Thanks:

Carson schmidt Grand prize winner no bees please! coloring contest 2013

Published in Salinas, California Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, by any means, including mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the author, except by a reviewer who wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review. No Bees Please! / by Brian Courrejou Ellosir Publications ISBN-13: 978-0615912103 ISBN-10: 0615912109

Copyright © 2012 Brian Courrejou | All rights reserved | No insects were harmed in the production of this book.


Story by Brian Courrejou Art by Greg Palmer Creative Development Brian Courrejou Greg Palmer


This is the tale of ,

who lived all alone in a hill made of sand.


Antoine’s hill was known far and wide, though no other bug was allowed inside.


So he carved a sign and hung it on his door and it read simply this and not one word more:


Why no bees? It’s quite simple, really. Of all the foods he could eat, Antoine most loved honey...


...and one Spring day when he was just a baby bug, he crawled into a hive and then he got

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From that day on Antoine made it quite clear: “I don’t want bees anywhere near! Just the thought of them makes me whimper! They have very long stingers and extremely short tempers!”


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