The spelling bee is a giant bee, about twice the size of Milo, who lives in Dictionopolis. He can spell any word correctly—and he often spells things he says as he’s speaking. The spelling bee and the Humbug are rivals, as the spelling bee doesn’t appreciate the Humbug’s disinterest in spelling.
The Spelling Bee Character Timeline in The Phantom Tollbooth
The timeline below shows where the character The Spelling Bee appears in The Phantom Tollbooth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4. Confusion in the Market Place
Chapter 7. The Royal Banquet
...talking and arguing; Milo recognizes many faces from the market place. The Humbug and the Spelling Bee are arguing in a corner, while Officer Shrift mutters “Guilty” as he wanders around. When... (full context)