A Year of Beauty: Read Our Review of Down the Road, Little Bee by Sarah Jane Lightfoot

A Year of Beauty: Read Our Review of Down the Road, Little Bee by Sarah Jane Lightfoot

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!

Publisher details

Down the Road, Little Bee
Author
Sarah Jane Lightfoot
Publisher
Affirm Press
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
14 September, 2021

Synopsis

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. This glorious picture book debut from Sarah Jane Lightfoot celebrates the familiar yet overlooked sights of our local streets and inspires readers to explore the beauty in their own neighbourhoods.
Sarah Jane Lightfoot
About the author

Sarah Jane Lightfoot

Sarah Jane Lightfoot is an experienced textile graphic designer with over 12 years of design experience. She is also a freelance illustrator specialising in watercolour and botanical illustration. She was interested in art from an early age and rarely goes a day without drawing or thinking about drawing … in fact, she’s probably thinking about drawing right now! But in another life, Sarah would have been a costume designer for her love of vintage fashion and op shopping. Sarah op shops (and lives) in Melbourne. Down the Road, Little Bee is her first children’s book.

Books by Sarah Jane Lightfoot

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