In this beautiful picture book by Al MacCuish and Rebecca Gibbon we are introduced to Belle, an adventurous 11 year old girl who lives in Paris. One summer when Belle goes to visit her Grandparents, she is given a bicycle with which to explore the Ardeche countryside. However, on one cycle ride, Belle falls off her bicycle and realizes she has become lost. Fortunately, Belle is found and befriended by a talking Bee, who, as well as guiding Belle safely back to her grandparent's house, introduces Belle to some of the plants and animals that are around her. The encounter with the Bee instills Belle with a new found appreciation for the wonders of nature!
- 32 pages