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Big, Bad Beeple Bumps: A Book about Emotions

ISBN: 9781643438634
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Amanda M. Ferris
Illustrator: Margarita Sikorskaia
Pages: 32
Trim: 8.5 x 11 inches
Published: 11/01/2023

Shocked to hear she's come down with a case of the Big, Bad Beeple Bumps, Jocelyn embarks on a journey to recovery. Will she play with her friends again? Watch as Jocelyn discovers the power of difficult emotions with help from her uncle's hardworking honeybees.

Big, Bad Beeple Bumps makes it easier for parents and teachers to discuss complex topics with children, such as emotional health, self-esteem, empathy, and mental well-being.

  • Beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Margarita Sikorskaia
  • Introduces children to the honeybee and its importance
  • Guides the exploration of feelings and how to pay attention to emotions
  • Encourages empathy and kindness in children
  • Inspires a curiosity for nature and taking care of the environment

Big, Bad Beeple Bumps' vibrant illustrations and engaging storyline inspires discovery and a lifelong love of reading. Grab your copy today!


Amanda M. Ferris is an international businesswoman with Twin Cities roots. She is the managing director for Clover & Kind and the host of the podcast The Goal Next Door. Her previous books include YOU: The Sting Operative (100 Tactics to Change the World, Right From Your Own Neighborhive). She collects her favorite condiment—local raw honey—from every stop on her trips around the globe. For more buzz on Amanda's adventures, visit her website.

Margarita Sikorskaia was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and grew up a free-spirited tomboy, climbing trees, zooming on a bike, communing with forest spirits, and getting into trouble. But she could also sit quietly and draw for hours on end. Nature was her guide and inspiration. Margarita came to Minneapolis in 1990 after training in classical art at the Hertzen Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg. A prolific and passionate artist, she has exhibited her paintings throughout the country. She has published over a dozen children's books, winning multiple awards. She takes much pride and pleasure in bringing children's books to life.