Friday, January 9, 2015

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies and illustrated by emily Sutton

ISBN:  9780763673154
Hardcover $15.99
About the book: All around the world — in the sea, in the soil, in the air, and in your body — there are living things so tiny that millions could fit on an ant’s antenna. They’re busy doing all sorts of things, from giving you a cold and making yogurt to eroding mountains and helping to make the air we breathe. If you could see them with your eye, you’d find that they all look different, and that they’re really good at changing things into something else and at making many more microbes like themselves! From Nicola Davies comes a first exploration for young readers of the world’s tiniest living organisms.

Find out how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs in this intriguing introduction to the world of microbes.

My thoughts: What a treat!Years ago children only learned about "germs" and there was no distinction between good and bad germs, size (other than we can't see them, but they make you sick), or the vast universe of germs. No, it was simply not a viable educational subject until somewhere along high school.

In Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes the author and illustrator bring this vast universe of microbes (germs) to the young child - even the non-reader. The book is suitable for non-readers and on well into elementary school. Microbes are so much more than germs that make one sick. They change the world. They create different substances out of original substances. They are the stuff that compost is made of. The stuff that makes yogurt into yogurt.

They come in a plethora of shapes; and they are, simply put, everywhere! They are energetically and magically adept at making more of themselves.

The illustrations are simply drawn with colors that engage visually. The little boy and girl that are discovering the world of microbes are drawn in such a sweet, charming manner that your little boy or girl will identify with them as they discover microbes.

A super good book to introduce children to the science of the unseen world of microbes of which germs are only a small part.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick Press in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.


  1. I absolutely love science. This is a cute book with wonderful information. I found you via Booknificent Thursdays. :)

  2. What a fun book! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday this week!


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