Spend a year with Little Bee on a search for pollen across the Australian suburban landscape. From flowering gums in January to jacaranda in December, follow Little Bee and friends as they explore the wonders of nature that can be found just outside the door.
Down the Road, Little Bee is the glorious picture book debut from Sarah Jane Lightfoot. It’s sentimental, impactful and timely. The book celebrates the familiar yet overlooked sights of our local streets and inspires young readers to explore the beauty in their own neighbourhoods. This book showcases all of this and more: it encouraged me to look for the beauty in the everyday moments that accompany the various months and seasons.
Lightfoot was interested in art from an early age and rarely goes a day without drawing or thinking about drawing. With over twelve years of designer experience, her expertise shines through in the stunning illustrations in Down the Road, Little Bee. From vibrant colours to following Little Bee zip across suburban Australia, early readers will delight in the overall fun experience this book brings.
While Down the Road, Little Bee hones in on pollination, this book format could work for a whole range of insects and animals, following them along their journey through the seasons and changes over a year. I was delighted to accompany Little Bee on his journey. If this debut is any indication of Lightfoot’s storytelling talents, I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!