Randy Cecil has a new picture book out. It's call Horsefly and Honeybee. A very simple but clever premise about a horsefly and a honeybee who decide to take a nap in the same flower. They don't want to share the flower and trouble ensues. They have a fight.....and it's not pretty. Each one loses a wing in the quarrel and they run away in opposite directions. But they meet again when both are captured by a hungry bullfrog and have to figure out how to escape by working together.
I love the simplicity of his design and the vibrant color pallette. I never pull a book off the shelf to read the story if I don't like the art, so I was glad that the art just popped off the page for me. The story is a great
lesson in life.
A couple of years ago I blogged about Randy Cecil and his book Brontorina, written by James Howe. You can read it here. You can also find out more about Randy on his website.