Jay’s oil paintings are soft and delicate, offering delight in the details…A sweet bee idyll.
The artwork, rendered softly in oils, favors sunny earth tones and makes good use of multiple perspectives and graphic-novel conventions…this story offers much to admire and appreciate.
This is a wonderful story of friendship that will invite many varied retellings. It also contains helpful back matter about the importance of bees and how to attract and protect them.
—School Library Journal
Jay mixes soaring spreads, smaller panels, and kicky spot images to clearly convey the story visually…A closing note points to the plight of the dwindling honeybee population and suggests plants that readers can grow to help bee populations.
—Publishers Weekly Online
Alison Jay’s pictures for “Bee and Me” have the same softness and delicacy as the bumblebee that zooms into a girl’s bedroom high above city streets.
—The Wall Street Journal