Bee and Flea and the Compost Caper

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Author: ANNA HUMPHREY

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Owlkids Books

ISBN: 9781771476669

RRP: $19.99

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Unlikely bug buddies bring the science of compost heaps to life in this funny, STEM-forward chapter book. Bee is spending another beautiful, boring day pollinating flowers in the backyard when a visitor named Flea gallops onto the scene on a dog’s back. Flea is the one and only agent of the Fenced-in-Area Law Enforcement Agency (the F.L.E.A. for short) and she’s heard about trouble in the compost heap: it’s erupted into a wild frenzy, and Flea needs to investigate. Enlisting Bee in the investigation, the pair flies off to the scene of the crime, where they discover compost critters dancing, slime surfing, and playing games of dodge-poo. But is there more to this compost chaos than meets the eye? This hilarious hop through the compost heap, now available in paperback, is the first book in a primary chapter book series featuring Bee and Flea. Lively black and white illustrations bring the crime-fighting team to life, while stealthy, accessible STEM content introduces readers to the tiniest composting creatures and how they make backyards bloom. AGES: 6 to 9 AUTHOR: Anna Humphrey is the author of the Clara Humble series, the Megabat series, and other novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. Anna lives with her family in Kitchener, Ontario. Mike Deas is an author and illustrator of many picture books and graphic novels. From his studio, Mike feels fortunate to hear the frequent humming of busy bees. He lives with his family on sunny Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. SELLING POINTS: . New in paperback from Anna Humphrey, the critically-acclaimed author of the Megabat and Clara Humble series . First instalment in a flat-out funny STEM chapter book series, Bee & Flea . Strong curriculum ties to ecosystems, insects, and nature . Touches on themes of teamwork and curiosity

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