Build a beard of buzzing bees for Mr. Grunt!

This funny, fun (and rather addictive) game is a tie-in app for The Grunts book series, written by Philip Ardagh and with original artwork by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

The game requires fast fingers, quick thinking… and no fear of bees! Build the biggest beard of buzzing bees as possible for Mr Grunt before the time runs out, but be careful – flowers, birds, and butterflies will all make his bees fly away. Collecting bees quickly means bonus time rewards. You can even join the fun on Twitter, recording your score with the #beardofbees hashtag.

+ All-new artwork by The Grunts illustrator Axel Scheffler
+ Hilarious voice narration by series author Philip Ardagh
+ An original score by BAFTA-winning composer Robin Beanland
+ Ingenious gameplay by Nosy Crow’s award-winning app developer team


From Nosy Crow, the creators of award-winning apps:
+ Best Story App - Junior Design Awards
+ KAPi Award for Best Children's Ebook, 2012
+ Best iPad Kids App of the Year - iLounge
+ Publishing Innovation Award - Best Juvenile App
+ FutureBook Innovation Award - Best Children's App
+ 2011 Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review
+ Winner of the Digital Storytime Star
+ Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award

The Three Little Pigs
+ Editor's Choice Award 2011, Children's Technology Review
+ 5 Stars, Common Sense Media
+ Kirkus starred review


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Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words

What’s New

Version 1.2

Improved support for newer devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

anthughes ,

Best app for creating a beard of bees

Worth it, just for a bit of Beardy Ardagh's voice. The kids love it, even the ones not so keen on bees.

Mike Jarman ,

Oops! It was for the grandchildren...

Downloaded for the tots to play. But I enjoyed the illustrations and Philip Ardagh's voice over. Obviously, this is a bit of fun to introduce Philip's fantastic books, but it hits the spot and has won over a customer. I will definitely be buying his books for my grandchildren - and grandpa will enjoy them too! I will also be taking more notice of Nosy Crow's offerings. Fab publishing house!
Btw: Grandpa scored 250 - can you do better?

billthom_uk ,

bee-filled indeed!

this excellent app does just what it claims. far more fun building a beard of bees on screen than in real life- and I like the grace notes (sneezing at flowers, the nosy crow...)


Nosy Crow Limited
68.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Nosy Crow Ltd


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