One day, when King Solomon was resting in his garden, a small bee accidentally stung the great king on his se. Furious, the king summoned all possible offenders and demanded to kw who had dared to sting him. A small bee came forward and, as it pleaded for the kings forgiveness, offered to repay him. King Solomon was amused by the bees earnest proposal, for how could such a little bee repay such a powerful king? Dalia Hardof Renbergs simple adaptation of this traditional story, pared with Ruth Hellers glorious illustrations, is a surprising and charming tale of how one small bee keeps its mighty promise.