Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes
A combination of imaginative language and complementary illustrations demonstrates the enormous role played in the world by microscopic life forms. Understanding is gradually built from a simple and enticing opening by means of evocative comparisons, such as equating the number of microbes in a teaspoon of soil with the population of India. Readers discover what microbes are, what they do and how fast they multiply.
There is a wealth of fascinating facts but the presentation ensures that this is not overwhelming. Visual representations are pleasingly varied in their composition and design. Some of the illustrations feature two children in everyday situations for young readers to identify with, while others are more abstract, for example showing the shapes and forms microbes can take.
Also from this author/illustrator team: Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth (9781406378894), Walker £7.99
Grow: Secrets of Our DNA (9781406382778), Walker £12.99
On the subject of microbes, see also Do not lick this book by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost (9781760630010), Allen & Unwin £10.99