Meet the Microbes!: The Tiny Living Things That Mould Our Lives; Dr Emily Grossman, illustrated by Maggie Li
Microbes are everywhere. In the air, in the ground, in the ocean, on objects, on the body, in fact there are even some inside you. You’d find them incredibly difficult to spot though as they are so small that one billion could fit onto a full stop! Some can be harmful but most of them are harmless and many of them are actually very helpful. It’s time to put microbes under the microscope…
Join Dr Emily Grossman for a fun, friendly, fascinating and fact-filled look at microbes. Featuring clearly explained bite-sized chunks of text, colourful illustrations and playful and funny characters, Meet the Microbes is a superb introduction to some very important microorganisms. Expertly exploring microbes in a non-scary and engaging way, it helps young learners and curious minds understand how weird, wonderful and essential microbes really are.
Along the learning journey children will discover all about marvellous microbes, including: where they can be found; helpful and naughty ones; the differences between bacteria, viruses and fungi; their incredible growing abilities; microbes in food; uses in science; microbes and the body and useful advice on keeping safe from the pesky and harmful ones.
To steal the last line of the book from Dr Emily, ‘Isn’t the world of microbes really rather INCREDIBLE?’
Recommended for 6+.
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