Greedy Beesquito 

and the

Alphabet Jumbimals

Book cover - Greedy Beesquito and the Al

Children’s picture book – 36 pages
Ages 3 to 8


This humorous alphabet story follows Beesquito’s flight past the alphabet jumbimals (jumbled animals) and Beesquito’s penchant for snatching their food.


I sister Susan Smith Brazill wrote the story – she may likely be as crazy as I am. I did all the illustrations. We were pretty excited about our adventure together creating this fantasy world.


On the pages representing G and H we witness Beesquito slurping on slippery noodles with stinky anchovies and mini jelly beans. Gertrude the gracious Haredinal (Hare and Cardinal jumbimal) reluctantly shares her noodle bowl. 


Wait until you see Ophelia the Puffaroo and baby Proo (Puffin and Kangaroo jumbimal) and Morton the Numbomodo (Numbat and Komodo dragon jumbimal). The protagonist of our story is also a jumbimal – Bee and Mosquito. Beesquito may never snatch food again.


BUZZ Our book is dedicated to our incredible wonderful and creative mom, Madeleine Irene Smith. 

Monica Jean Smith

Follow Beesquito’s space adventure through the asteroid belt, craters and a sand storm in search of life on Mars. Armed with six gourmet donuts to share, Beesquito (bee + mosquito jumbimal) ventures off in a customized rocketship designed and delivered by Nole Muskemu (musk ox + emu jumbimal). 

You will also get to meet the sneaky little tardifrogs, a jumble of two of the most resilient creatures on earth, tardigrades + wood frogs.


Beesquito, Donuts and Mars