Bilal's Brilliant Bee

One genius bee. One not-so-genius boy. Together: one totally brilliant quiz team! Think Michael Rosen and Tony Ross make a perfect pair? So do Bilal and his brilliant bee! Bilal is terrified of The Test. He can’t answer a single question. Then Bumble the bee comes along – and he can answer any question you ask! (Even the really tricky ones.) So Bilal’s granny has an idea: they could go on a TV quiz show! Is this their chance to win the big prize and become famous superstars?

  • From the dream team of Michael Rosen and Tony Ross
  • A wonderfully bonkers short novel full of witty delight
  • Accessible text for confident readers, with funny artwork
  • Michael Rosen was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009


    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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