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Don't Eat Bees

Don't Eat Bees

Life Lessons from Chip the Dog

Illustrated by Mike Boldt


Don't Eat Bees

About the Book

The comic duo behind I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings you Chip the dog, a hilarious pup who's got some "wisdom" to share.

Are you a dog in need of advice? Fear not: Chip the dog is ON IT in this super-silly guide to living your best canine life. Chip is seven; he knows things. Like what to eat (important papers, the fancy bird the humans cooked for the fancy dinner, Grandpa’s teeth), and what not to eat (bees). He won’t get those mixed up, will he?
Pet lovers will see their own goofy fur-friends in Chip's earnest yet ridiculous antics, and readers who love funny animal stories will find their next favorite book buddy with Chip the dog, who's patiently waiting to eat your homework and slobber on your clothes.

★ Nominee: Oklahoma Redbud Read Aloud Book Award, 2023
★ Nominee: Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominee, 2023

Product Details

On sale: May 31, 2022
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593433126
Reading level: Lexile: AD530L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

DEV PETTY is the author of many books for kids, including I Don't Want to Be a FrogDon't Eat Bees, Claymates, Moth & Butterfly: Ta-Da!, and How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, daughters, dogs, cats, and a snake named Boots. Visit Dev online at devpetty.com and on Twitter at @devpetty.

MIKE BOLDT is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach and Camila Alves McConaughey. His numerous picture books include I Don't Want to Be a Frog, Don't Eat Bees, Bad Dog, and Find Fergus. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids at his home in rural Alberta, Canada, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBoldt and on Instagram at @thatmikeboldt, and learn more about Mike at mikeboldt.ca.


"A chewy treat for dog lovers."—Kirkus

"This absolutely ensures a lively storytime."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Romping read-aloud. . . . Funny and involving."—Booklist

"Boldt’s signature sculptural dimensionality and flair for goofy expressions give readers much to savor."—Publishers Weekly