A Theory on The Big Buzzy Honey Bun
I was digging through some of my junk, from when I was, say four to six years old, and suprisingly in the mass of toys I found a lot of stories. I have no memory of every reading these, probably because they are so simple. Then again, simple isn’t bad, in fact these simple stories seem to follow the same structure of our much bigger, chapter books.
One of the stories I found was The Big Buzzy Honey Bun, by Jill Eggleton. Gather’ round children as I read to you from this weird, weird story. One day Micky McFee was assaulted by a bunch of bees, so much that he could’t leave his house. Naturally he calls the bee catchers, because if you’re going to call someone, call a specialist. McFee and the bees act as our heralds of the story, initiating the call to adventure, but McFee is also a bit of a damsel in distress. Logically, there is then an answer to the call when our heroes, the bee catchers, quite literally answer McFee’s call.
It’s time for the climatic battle with the hero and our shadow, the bees. The bee catchers pull out a giant bee net, and it completely flops. Luckily, they have another plan, a true rescue from without, a miracle really. The bee catchers go on this journey to the bakery and the crane yard to meet with their allies Milly Mat and Mr. Dunn. With this help they can finally put in motion this mysterious plan.
Apparently their plan was for Milly to make a giant honey-coated bun to attract the bees, even though bees make honey. Then using Mr. Dunn’s crane, they drop another bun on top to trap them. It’s weird, but it works, because it’s a children’s book. Anyway, with the problem solved, our heroes have the freedom to live. With that, our story comes to an end.
It is a simple story, for simple minds, created by not-so simple people, and it is filled with a hero’s adventure.