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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Bee & Flea and the Puddle Problem

by (author) Anna Humphrey

illustrated by Mike Deas

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Mysteries & Detective Stories, Insects, Spiders, etc., Recycling & Green Living, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
3 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price

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Insect investigators Bee and Flea are back for another sleuthing STEM adventure!

After a busy week of crime-fighting, F.L.E.A. (Fenced-in Area Law Enforcement Agency) investigators Bee and Flea are invited to an exciting event: an after-the-rain party, hosted in a puddle. Bee feels reluctant to go—she should be working on earning her official F.L.E.A. badge, and she doesn’t even know how to swim!—but enthusiastic Flea drags her along.

The pair peruse the puddle party, until Bee spots a lost baby water bear huddled beneath a leaf. Returning the creature to its mother would definitely help her earn that badge! But on the way, she discovers a bigger problem. The puddle is getting smaller, and her friends’ home is at risk of disappearing!

The second book in this engaging and funny chapter book series sees rookie agent Bee overcome challenges and crack her first case. Dynamic black-and-white illustrations bring the cast of underwater partygoers to life, while sneaky STEM content introduces readers to the water cycle and other environmental concepts.

About the authors

ANNA HUMPHREY dreamt of being a writer since she was a teenager, and those dreams came true with the publication of her first YA novel, Mission (Un)Popular. Clara Humble and the Kitten Caboodle is the third and final book in the three-book Clara Humble series. Anna lives with her family in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Mike Deas est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.


MIKE DEAS is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Tank and Fizz and the Case of the Tentacle Terror. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at

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"Delivers on the protagonist’s promise of 'exciting, educational, and occasionally gross' experiences."

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