A little boy is alarmed when he discovers a bee in a box. At first he is frightened and reacts aggressively, but gradually he realises that the bee won't harm him and that they can be friends. I SAW A BEE is deceptively simple with the repeatability factor of the best Ruth Brown and Eric Carle, and the short and rhythmic text is perfect to learn by heart and recite as a poem. It is a timely reminder of the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
Rob Ramsden teaches graphic illustration and animation in East Anglia, to pupils from 5 years old to university level. He has drawn comics, animated cartoons and illustrated commercially since 1992, and has exhibited his illustration and animation nationally and internationally. Rob is a graduate of the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Since 2017, he has set up Fictional Space, a screen printing studio in Suffolk dedicated to collaboration, editions and limited-edition publications.