Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn’t such a fearsome foe after all!
About the authors
Becky Han is an Inuk singer-songwriter who grew up in the small and beautiful community of Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay) in Nunavut. Believing that music is a creative and educational outlet, she enjoys writing most of her work in Inuktut. The Bee is based on her award-winning song "Qaariaq".
Tindur Peturs is an animator and illustrator, born and raised in Iceland, who moved to Canada to study animation and Canadian culture. They have a love for nature, animals, and the power of storytelling.
- Unknown, Best Books for Kids and Teens
"Should delight little ones with rhythmic and repetitive words and actions." —Kirkus Reviews
"[T]he folksong quality of the repeating structure and comic exaggeration are charming, and Tindur Peturs’ illustrations are breathtaking in the quietest of ways."—CM: Canadian Review of Materials