This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the wondrous (and invisible) world of microbes.
There are living things so tiny millions could fit on a dot. Although they are invisible, they are everywhere and they multiply very quickly. They are vital for life on earth, and do all sorts of things – from giving us a cold and making yoghurt to wearing down mountains and helping to make the air we breathe. With charming illustrations by Emily Sutton, this friendly, clever book by Nicola Davies succeeds in conveying the complex science of micro-organisms simply and clearly, and opens up an exciting new avenue for young non-fiction.
“Get them learning science early, with playful picture books like this romp through the world of micro-organisms. Explore how we catch a cold, what bacteria go into yoghurt and all kinds of other fascinating facts, simply and entertainingly explained.” – Time Out
Paperback: 40 pages
Dimensions: 24.8 x 0.5 x 28.8 cm
Written by: Nicola Davies
Illustrated by: Emily Sutton
About the Author:
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and the Silver Street Farm series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Underlying all Nicola’s writing is the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales.
About the illustrator:
Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. As well as illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts and designs prints. Her first book with Walker, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, written by Nicola Davies, began an exciting new strand of very young non fiction; her second was the beautiful picture book The Christmas Eve Tree, a future classic. Emily lives in York.