What's New

Native 64-bit app for newer devices.
Resolved drifting bees issue on iPhone 6.

App Description

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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Nosy Crow is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 03, 2014 Initial release
  • August 26, 2014 New version 1.0.4
  • October 24, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • April 26, 2015 New version 1.0.6

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