I spotted this little fellow as soon as I stepped through the door of the charity book shop and I couldn't spot thinking about it after I left (without purchasing the book that is).
This little book is just a few inches high, perfect for someone's pocket and the stripy cover just gripped me as soon as my beady little eyes saw it popping out among all the other old brown coloured books. I had to have it and as it's my birthday next week I couldn't think of a better reason, especially as it's already wrapped up like a little gift!
Ant and Bee is apparently a series of books by Angela Banner who started writing and illustrating them from the very late 50's and then was reproduced during the 90's, but I saw some of the 90's covers via google and they look pretty pants by comparison to my little gem! I really couldn't find much information about Angela Banner and I especially couldn't find information about her earlier books either so I tootled along to the shop today to buy it's ownership. I'm in love :)