First Edition of The Honeybee and the Robber; Signed by Eric Carle

  • The Honeybee and the Robber.

The Honeybee and the Robber.

Item Number: 2606

New York: Philomel Books, 1971.

First edition. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle. In good condition.

Whether she's sipping nectar from beautiful flowers, avoiding hungry birds and fish, dancing with a butterfly, or bravely protecting her entire hive from a big bear with an even bigger appetite, this honeybee is always on the move. Eric Carle's classic features truly inspired feats of paper engineering, including a galloping bear and a spectacular butterfly that looks as if it will take off at any moment. There's not a gratuitous pop-up, flap, or movable piece of art in the book; readers will gasp with delight at every page, with every reading. The charming story is still a showcase for Carle's distinctive collages, in delectable golds, earthy greens, shimmering blues, and warm browns.