Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Emily Sutton
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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the wondrous (and invisible) world of microbes.
Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes by Nicola Davies
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 succeeds in conveying the complex science of micro-organisms simply and clearly, and opens up an exciting new avenue for young non-fiction.
's Association's Best New Children's Books Summer 2014, The Guardian An enchanting book ... [the] prose is imaginative and lucid and glorious illustrations awaken a sense of wonder. It's a great gift for any child who neglects to wash - and for hygiene-obsessed parents -- The Oldie Magazine Amanda Craig A star book for young children ... arresting and interesting illustrations work perfectly with the text, bringing things to a practical level Books for Keeps A richly beautiful examination of life on the tiniest scale Metro With charming illustrations by Emily Sutton, this friendly, clever book succeeds in conveying the complex science of micro-organisms simply and clearly and opens up an exciting new adventure for young non-fiction Green Parent It's rare to find a science book for tiddlers, never mind one with such a fine aesthetic sensibility -- Alex O'Connell The Times This breath taking and magical science book is one I would give to almost anyone ... with its spellbinding Judith Kerr-like illustrations it has a bedtime story feel The Glasgow Herald A much needed science book for the early years. Nursery World I really recommend this book - informative, with excellent, fun illustrations on beautiful paper. Juno Ideal for reading with younger children. The School Librarian Nicola Davies imparts a sense of wonder at the variety and abundance of near-invisible life forms Wall Street Journal Europe Exploring the wonders of microbes, this book is a great big, super-small wow. From grinning whale down to mini ant and beyond, readers are hurled into a world of scale and numbers. Tiny does a glorious job of depicting the undepictable with carefully chosen statistics and magnificent illustrations in earthy greens and browns. The sequence showing microbe multiplication will blow minds and smack gobs. And to read that the smallest workers are doing the biggest jobs - well, that can't but delight young wonder-struck readers. Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read They turn a learning experience into a delightful picture book Carousel A large, exciting picture book ... will inspire children's curiosity Books for Keeps'
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