Being Bee

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2006 - Bereavement - 127 pages
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" . . . You are going to be pleasant and helpful, Bee, and not chase Jazzi away. I like Jazzi. I want her to be a permanent fixture in our lives and I don't want any bratty, selfish behaviour from you spoiling things . . . "Since her mother died, it'd been just her, her dad and her guinea pigs, Lulu and Fifi. A perfect, non-nuclear family. Exactly how Bee liked it. Nothing stays the same forever though, and when Jazzi moves in, bringing with her a whole new way of looking at the world and a whole lot of secrets, Bee knows things are going to be completely different from now on.But change can be a scary thing, and when someone reaches out to you, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to take their hand.This heartwarming, humorous and vibrant story from award winning author Catherine Bateson reminds us that love comes in many shapes and sizes . . . . . . even in the form of guinea pigs.

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User Review  - cnolasco - LibraryThing

Bateson, Catherine. (2006). Being Bee. United States: Holiday House. Bee doesn't like Jazzi, her dad's new girlfriend. Although Bee's mom passed away many years ago, Bee doesn't understand why her dad ... Read full review

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User Review  - francescadefreitas - LibraryThing

While this story is set in Australia by an Australian author, it is not rooted in place - Bee's difficulty adjusting to her father's new romantic partner could be sympathetic to any reader. Bee and ... Read full review

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Guinea pigs rule the world
Kissing and knitting
The guinea pig letters
Harley and To Be
Nuclear families
The Jazzifree weekend
Moving in
The Toasterpede
The dinner
Harleys butterflies
Running away

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