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Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

Published by Candlewick Press, 2014
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩636-73154

Ages 6-9

Tiny creatures in vast numbers, microbes are far too small to see with the naked eye and exist in quantities hard to fathom. But Nicola Davies gives young readers and listeners a starting point for understanding their small size (millions could fit on the antenna of an ant), huge numbers (a single drop of water can hold twenty million the number of people in New York State), their omnipresence (on sea, on land, in the air; at the back of your fridge; inside your stomach and on your skin); their variety (as different in size as ants and whales; most helpful, some harmful); and their power (turning food into compost; milk into yogurt; rocks into soil). Davies抯 finely crafted, informative text is paired with Emily Sutton抯 marvelous illustrations that further demonstrate and illuminate these tiny creatures that transform our world. 揂ll over the earth, all the time, tiny microbes are eating and eating, and splitting and splitting, changing one thing into another.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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